Guatemala 1831-NG M 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 32731
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This specimen was lot 32731 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Central American Republic 8 Reales 1831 NG-M VF Cleaned. Nueva Guatemala mint, assayer, "M". An acceptable representation of the type. From The Santa Maria Collection." 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 but a rare date.

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

Catalog reference: KM-4; El-107.


  • 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 David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.

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