Guatemala 1867-R 16 pesos

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24460
Guatemala 1867 16 pesos rev H3030-24460.jpg

This specimen was lot 24460 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $8,225. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 16 Pesos 1867-R, AU55 NGC. Types as previous. Good strike, much original brilliance and a very attractive piece. When offering the present coin, Freeman Craig described it as Much luster and somewhat prooflike; attractive and with nearly perfect rims and edges, indeed an accurate description of a very flashy specimen. A very rare date with about 12 confirmed examples, this being among the finest known. Ex. Freeman Craig (3/1982, lot 768 for $12,500). From The Isaac Rudman Collection of Guatemala Coins." This type is listed for 1867 and 1869 only and is part of a gold series which included one, two, four, five, eight, ten, sixteen and twenty pesos.

Recorded mintage: 467.

Specification: 27.03 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW (same weight as the old eight escudos).

Catalog reference: KM 188, Fr-39.


  • [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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