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Guatemala Gold & Silver Rarities at Long Beach

Hertiage Sale Offers Rare Guatemala

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Sometimes it's the humble looking, low grade 2 Reales that most catches my eye. Especially when it is a 1765G-P 2 Reales of Guatemala. 1760G-P, 1765G-P and 1766G-P are all exceptionally rare dates for this type of 2 Reales. When you locate an example, you should buy it, regardless of condition, as you may not see another one during your years as a collector. This well worn VG piece fron the Long Beach Heritage World Coin Auction is fairly pleasing, displays a full date, mint mark and assayer initial making it a real treasure for the specialist. In addition, as is true with many of the rare Spanish Colonial minor coins, the price won't brake your bank. It will cross the block on Friday afternoon as lot 21308. Don't miss your chance.

If your your tastes run towards the higher priced rarities, this auction can offer you a few other Guatemalan prizes, such as the exceptionally high grade 1768G-P 8 Reales, lot 21317. This Pillar Dollar is NGC graded at MS64, which is much better than most any example I have seen. The most you can normally hope for in this type is an attractive XF.

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But if you are looking for the knock out Guatemala coin, check out lot 21307, a beautiful 1754G-J 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI. The Heritage catalog describes this coin as KM#7 listed as Rare, but it is actually a KM#19 with an SCWC value of $25,000 in XF. This piece is one of the nicest looking coins of this type you will find and is NGC graded XF-45. I'll be watching to see what this lot brings at auction and adjusting the values accordingly after this sale.

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