Guatemala 1789-NG M escudo

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24231
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24231 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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