Guatemala 1791-NG M 4 reales

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Heritage sale 3040, part of lot 32709
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 32709 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), which sold for $517. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV Three Colonial 4 Reales 1789 1791 1800, 1789, KM 44, Fine. 1791, KM 52, Fine. 1800, KM52, XF. From The Santa Maria Collection." This type is listed for 1790-1808 and is the most common colonial four reales from Guatemala. Unlike contemporary Mexican issues, Guatemala four reales are more available than the eight reales.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 52.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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