Guatemala 1790-NG M 1/2 real
This specimen was part of lot 35274 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), which sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Charles IV Lot of Thirteen 1/2 Real Coins, Various dates and grades, some with problems. Average grade is F/VF. From The Santa Maria Collection." This type was struck 1789-90 and is scarce compared the similar half real from Mexico City.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.69 g, .896 fine silver, .048 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 41.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.