Guatemala 1812-NG M real

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Aureo sale 242, lot 262
The first specimen was lot 262 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 190 € (about $295 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VII (1808-1833). 1812. Guatemala. M. 1 real. Leves golpecitos en parte del canto. Brillo original. Bella. Rara así. EBC/EBC+. (Ferdinand VII, 1808-33, one real of 1812, Guatemala mint. Light edge nicks, very handsome, lustrous, extremely fine)."
This specimen is one of a series struck 1811-1821 at Guatemala during the reign of Ferdinand VII (1808-33). The type is not rare but nice specimens always bring a premium.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 grams, .896 fine silver, .097 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 66, Cal. 1115.


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  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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