Guatemala 1796-NG M 4 reales
This specimen was lot 1466 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $235. The catalog description noted, "Guatemala, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1796M, ex-Richard Stuart. Nice XF with satin fields (cleaned), partially crude rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart 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: 13.53 g, .896 fine silver, .399 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13.37 grams.
Catalog reference: CT-787; KM-52.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.