Guatemala 1801-G 1/4 real
This specimen was part of lot 33915 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), which sold for $646.25. The catalog description noted, "Lot of Four silver Coins and Medals, 1/4 Real 1801, 1 Real Proclamation Medal 1789, 1 Real 1804, 1 Real Proclamation Medal 1847. Average grade VF/XF. An interesting grouping." This specimen is one of a series struck 1796-1808 at Guatemala during the reign of Charles IV. The type is not rare but nice specimens always bring a premium.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.84 grams, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 59.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.