Guatemala 1814-NG M 1/2 real

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Aureo sale 242, lot 254
The first specimen was lot 254 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 150 € (about $233 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VII (1808-1833). 1814. Guatemala. M. Medio real. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Escasa así. EBC+/S/C-. (Ferdinand VII, 1808-33, half real of 1814, Guatemala mint. Handsome, lustrous, extremely fine to about uncirculated)."
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: 1.69 grams, .896 fine silver, .048 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 65, Cal. 1287.

Source:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [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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