Guatemala 1801-NG M escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 21016
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This specimen was lot 21016 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. Escudo, 1801-M. NGC AU-50. VERY RARE three year type. Well struck and lustrous with attractive honey-gold tone. A real treat for the specialist of Spanish colonial, minor escudos and type collectors. From the Richard Stuart Collection." Other dates of this type are known (1794, 1797) but all are rare. Guatemala is the rarest mint for colonial gold.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Cayón-14087, Fr-21; KM-55.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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