Guatemala 1826-NG M 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 30646
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This type was struck in Guatemala 1824-47 and in Costa Rica in 1831. The assayer is M and the legend reads "CREZCA/CRESCA." The type is listed in the SCWC under the Central American Republic. This federation was an attempt to unite all the former Spanish provinces of Central America into one country but collapsed amid recrimination and civil war. This specimen was lot 30646 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $317.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1826-M. NGC EF-40. Nice toning."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 4.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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