Guatemala 1828-NG M 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1378
Guatemala 1828 8 reales rev Ponterio 173-1378.jpg

This specimen was lot 1378 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $881. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1828-M. NGC AU-55. Lustrous." The type is listed under the Central American Republic. It is not rare in circulated condition but has boldly increased in price in recent years. 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.

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