Guatemala 1789-NG M escudo
This specimen was lot 24231 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "Carlos IV gold Escudo 1789-NG-M, VF25 NGC, light original toning, scarce transitional type featuring the bust of Carlos III." This very rare type is noted for 1789-90 only. The next issue of escudos from Guatemala was in 1794.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 46.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.