Guatemala 1791-NG M 4 reales
This specimen was part of lot 32709 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), which sold for $517. The catalog description noted, "Charles IV Three Colonial 4 Reales 1789 1791 1800, 1789, KM 44, Fine. 1791, KM 52, Fine. 1800, KM52, XF. From The Santa Maria Collection." This type is listed for 1790-1808 and is the most common colonial four reales from Guatemala. Unlike contemporary Mexican issues, Guatemala four reales are more available than the eight reales.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 52.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.