Guatemala 1820-NG M 8 reales
"1820. Guatemala. M. 8 reales. Acuñación algo floja. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Escasa así. EBC. (eight reales of 1820, Guatemala mint. Slightly weak strike, handsome, lustrous, scarce thus, 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. 469, KM 69.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.