Nicaragua 1822 real KM-M2
This specimen was lot 43776 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $1,980. The catalog description noted, "NICARAGUA. Silver Proclamation Coinage (Real), 1822. NGC MEDAL VF-25. Obverse: Bust of Iturbide facing left, legend around; Reverse: Volcano and lion facing left within wreath, legend around. Struck to Real size. Attractively presented with few marks, honest wear over the surfaces and original pale gray color over both sides. A VERY SCARCE and highly demanded issue. From the Collection of Dr. James Eustace Bizzell, II." It is an indication of the poverty of the region that only things available to collect are proclamation medals, municipal tokens and fichas. The nearest actual mint was in Guatemala City.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Grove-36a; KM-M2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.