Guatemala 1810-NG M 8 reales
This type was struck in Guatemala 1808-10 and is quite scarce. The bust is more available as a four reales. In 1821, Guatemala declared independence from Spain and attached herself to Iturbide's Empire of Mexico. When that collapsed in 1823, Guatemala and her neighbors formed the Central American Republic which itself collapsed amid recrimination and civil war. The Guatemala mint struck coins of the C.A.R. type 1824-47.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 64; FC-55a (R5); El-68.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
- 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.