Guatemala 1797-NG M 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 86
This specimen was lot 86 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 250 euro (about US$396 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1797. Guatemala. M. 8 reales. Pátina. Escasa. MBC+/EBC. (eight reales of 1796, Guatemala mint, toned, scarce, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This coin shows the standard bust of Charles IV as used throughout Latin America 1791-1808. This date is scarce but not rare like 1790-91.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 628, KM 53.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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