Guatemala 1789-NG M 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 24482 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $14,100. The catalog description noted, "Carlos IV gold 8 Escudos 1789 NG-M, AU50 PCGS. Slight even wear throughout, with even orange-gold toning but a problem-free and appealing specimen. A very rare two-year type, being the only milled issue missing from the Eliasberg collection." This is the first eight escudos from Guatemala since 1785 and the next issue would be in 1794.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 49, Fr-49, Onza-972.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.