Guatemala 1835-NG M 8 reales
This specimen was lot 29829 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description noted, "Central American Republic 8 Reales 1835 NG-M MS61 Prooflike NGC, Nueva Guatemala mint. Coin rotation axis. Brilliant Mint State and attractive for the designation, with sharply struck features and only the expected handling marks. A beautiful and very popular design quite scarce and desirable in this quality. From The Santa Maria Collection." This type was struck in Guatemala 1824-47 and in Costa Rica in 1831. It is not rare except in the choice condition shown here. The type is listed 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.