Guatemala 1894-H real

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Stack's Bowers 2015 ANA sale, part of lot 30420
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This specimen was part of lot 30420 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2015), which for $5,875. The catalog description[2] noted, "GUATEMALA. Six Piece Proof Set, 1894-H. Heaton Mint. KM-162; 165; 166; 167; 168.1; 210. 6 pieces in set. Includes: 1 Peso and 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 & 4 Reales. Nicely matched proof set in the following grades beginning with the 1/4 Real: PROOF-66, 65, 67, 64, 63, & 63. The three smaller denominations with toning, and the 1 Real in particular being quite beautifully toned. Balance mostly white with highly reflective fields. A real catch for the specialist in Guatemalan coinage." This type was struck in Guatemala and at Heaton 1894-97 and is common tho the proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 600,000.

Specification: 3.25 g, .835 fine silver, .087 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 166.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2015 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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