Guatemala 1809-NG M 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 9439

This coin was lot 9439 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $747.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1809-M. Adjustment mark on reverse, lightly toned. Lustrous CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." This type was struck in Guatemala 1808-10 and is quite scarce. The bust is more available as a four reales. In 1821, Guatemala declared independence from Spain and attached herself to Iturbide's Empire of Mexico. When that collapsed in 1823, Guatemala and her neighbors formed the Central American Republic which itself collapsed amid recrimination and civil war. The Guatemala mint struck coins of the C.A.R. type 1824-47.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-15799, KM 64; FC-55a (R5); El-68.

Source:

  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • 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, 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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