Guatemala 1827-NG M 8 reales
This specimen was lot 1125 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1827-M. NGC MS-61. Lightly toned and attractive." This type was struck in Guatemala 1824-47 and in Costa Rica in 1831. The assayer is M. 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.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-4.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.