Guatemala 1864-R 8 pesos
This specimen was lot 3047 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1495. The catalog description noted, "1864 R 8 pesos. AU-55 (NGC). Head of Carrera to right, legends around/arms, legends around, date below. Lustrous yellow gold with reflective surfaces, sharp and attractive, only minor signs of handling. Broadly repunched 64 in date. A choice example of the type. Purchased from Walter F. Webb, March 15, 1943."
This type was struck in Guatemala 1864 only. A similar eight pesos was struck in 1869 (KM 192) but is even rarer.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.53 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 13.52 grams, 27.40 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 184, Fr-33.
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