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Choice Toned 1794 Guatemala Two Reales, MS-63 (NGC)

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Choice Toned 1794 Guatemala Two Reales, MS-63 (NGC)

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Guatemala. 1794-M 2 reales. MS-63 (NGC). A superb two reales of Carlos IV, a type ubiquitous in American pockets until the dawn of the Civil War. Though Mexico, Potosi, and Lima are typically considered the most prolific mints, the mint at Guatemala contributed a fair amount of silver coins to early American pockets. While Guatemala coins of this era are generally found very low grade and often holed, a few dates survive in high grade, mostly thanks to squirreled away caches that were discovered during development or in the aftermath of one of the region's earthquakes. The 2 reales of 1794 are one of those hoard dates, found more often than other dates in Mint State, but still very scarce in a general sense. Most specimens from this cache were dipped, or they have a mottled streaky appearance. This piece is a glorious exception, with soft gold and blue tones over obverse and reverse, both surfaces lustrous and satiny. The strike is exemplary, and the overall eye appeal suggests a higher grade than the one ascribed. 

If you want a single extraordinary type coin of this era, or like two reales (the forerunner of all modern quarters) in particular, this is a standout specimen.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS63
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3835463009

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Guatemala. 1794-M 2 reales. MS-63 (NGC). A superb two reales of Carlos IV, a type ubiquitous in American pockets until the dawn of the Civil War. Though Mexico, Potosi, and Lima are typically considered the most prolific mints, the mint at Guatemala contributed a fair amount of silver coins to early American pockets. While Guatemala coins of this era are generally found very low grade and often holed, a few dates survive in high grade, mostly thanks to squirreled away caches that were discovered during development or in the aftermath of one of the region's earthquakes. The 2 reales of 1794 are one of those hoard dates, found more often than other dates in Mint State, but still very scarce in a general sense. Most specimens from this cache were dipped, or they have a mottled streaky appearance. This piece is a glorious exception, with soft gold and blue tones over obverse and reverse, both surfaces lustrous and satiny. The strike is exemplary, and the overall eye appeal suggests a higher grade than the one ascribed. 

If you want a single extraordinary type coin of this era, or like two reales (the forerunner of all modern quarters) in particular, this is a standout specimen.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS63
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3835463009

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