Guatemala 1815-NG M 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 103
This specimen was lot 103 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 200 euro (about US$317 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1815. Guatemala. M. 8 reales. Escasa así. EBC. (eight reales of 1815, Guatemala mint. Scarce, extremely fine.)"
This type, called the "standard" or "proper" bust, was struck in Guatemala 1811-21. There are Guatemala eight reales with the proper bust of Ferdinand dated 1808 but these are very likely backdated. This type is much more common than those of Charles IV. Assayer M is recorded for 1786-1823.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 463, KM 69.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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