Guatemala 1808-NG M 2 reales KM-62
This specimen was part of lot 35306 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), which sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VII Lot of Fifteen 2 Reales Coins, KM62 & KM67. Various dates and grades. Average grade is VG/Fine. From The Santa Maria Collection." This specimen is an example of a type struck in Guatemala 1808-10. Two reales also exist with the bust of Ferdinand VII (KM 67); these are scarcer for 1808. This "imaginary bust" two reales is rather scarce. Guatemala avoided the violence that devastated Mexico during the war of independence but joined Iturbide's empire in 1821.
Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.
Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 62.
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