Guatemala 1787-NG M 4 reales

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 32705
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32705 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles III 4 Reales 1787 NG-M Fine. Nueva Guatemala mint, assayer, "M". A Well struck Fine example and a slightly better date. From The Santa Maria Collection." This is the only date listed in the SCWC for this slightly debased type (issues of 1777-85 were .903 fine), a few dated 1786 are known to exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 35.2a.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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