Guatemala 1816-NG M real

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Heritage sale 3038, part of lot 35303
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This specimen was part of lot 35303 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), which sold for $305.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VII Lot of Ten 1 Real Coins, Various dates and grades, some cleaned. Average grade is VF. From The Santa Maria Collection." This specimen is an example of a type struck in Guatemala 1811-21 with a few backdated 1808. It is an 1816/5 overdate which is not listed in the SCWC. This "standard bust" one real is the most common one real 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: 3.38 g, .896 fine silver, .097 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 66.


  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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