Guatemala 1861-R 4 pesos

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24452
Guatemala 1861 4 pesos rev H3030-24452.jpg

This specimen was lot 24452 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 4 Pesos 1861-R AU58 NGC. Types as described previously. Close to Mint State, and very attractive for this very scarce two-year type. This is also the scarcer date, missing in the Haberthuer collection, so this specimen should attract a premium. Ex. Almanzar (5/1977, lot 1558 for $710). From The Isaac Rudman Collection of Guatemala Coins." This type is listed for 1861-62 and is part of a gold series which included one, two, four, five, eight, ten, sixteen and twenty pesos.

Recorded mintage: 1,503.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW (same weight as the old two escudos).

Catalog reference: KM 181, Fr-34.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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