Guatemala 1815-NG M 2 reales
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 1811-21 with a few backdated 1808. This "standard bust" two reales is the most common two reales from Guatemala with 1821 as the most common date. Guatemala avoided the violence that devastated Mexico during the war of independence but joined Iturbide's empire in 1821.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 67.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.