Guatemala 1892 2 reales
The first specimen was lot 1105 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 (Winter Park, FL, May 2020), where it sold for $416.50. The catalog description noted, "Guatemala, 2 reales, 1892, star before date, NGC AU 53. Bold strike, bright white surfaces, minimal marks and high-point wear, second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 58 (no MS known at PCGS either). NGC #4770572-036." The second specimen was lot 1106 in the same sale, where it sold for $654.50. The catalog description noted, "Guatemala, 2 reales, 1892, no star, NGC AU details / cleaned. Choice strike with bold details and rims, bright white surfaces with light hairlines. NGC #4770572-035." The 1892 is a tough date in either form but the no star is the scarcer of the two.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.2 g, 0.835 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-154b.1 (with star), KM-154b.2 (without star).
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- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 27, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.