Guatemala 1757-G J 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24229
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24229 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $29,375. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos 1757G-J, AU58 NGC, a choice example of this very rare type with nicely struck details and abundant mint luster. The surfaces are lightly toned and are free of any flaws such as laminations although faint adjustment marks can be seen on both sides. This amazing coin is superior in quality to the Eliasberg piece which graded XF40 NGC and is certainly among the finest extant."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10901, KM 21, Fr-6.


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