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Identification of Central American Republic Coin Codes


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I am a new collector - starting w/ a long-stashed away box from my spanish professor father-in-law's south american & spanish collection - some of which he'd gotten from his father / relatives - others he'd picked up while travelling on sabbaticals. One particular coin I am trying to decode is an 1826 8 REALES thick silver coin (edges detailed) featuring volcanoes/sun on "Republica del Centro America" side & a tree on the "8 R" / "Libre Cresca Legundo" side. Below that it reads: "NG(dot)M(dot)10Ds(dot)20Gs(dot)" & that is what I am trying to decipher. Does NG this mean it is Gautemalan or Nicaraguan? Or neither? What does M mean? Does 20Gs mean 20 grams silver? What the heck is 10Ds mean? Any ideas on value? Help?! Curiously yours, C

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Hi hope that this helps a bit

 

Mintmarks

CR San Jose, Costa Rica

G, NG Guatamala

T Tegucigalapa, Honduras

 

1826 8R

27.0700g, .903 silver so I think the 20g refers to the weight

 

I think that the M might well be the minters mark but I might be wrong. have included a link to a bit of the history of the country as well :ninja:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States...Central_America

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Hi hope that this helps a bit

 

Mintmarks

CR San Jose, Costa Rica

G, NG Guatamala

T Tegucigalapa, Honduras

 

1826 8R

27.0700g, .903 silver so I think the 20g refers to the weight

 

I think that the M might well be the minters mark but I might be wrong. have included a link to a bit of the history of the country as well :ninja:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States...Central_America

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Hi, I hope to help with this and will post also the page were I got it from:

 

NG= Nueva Guatemala, as the capital was moved from Santiago de Guatemala (Antigua, Guatemala) to Valle de la Ermita (Guatemala City) in 1776.

 

M= Manuel Eusebio Sánchez, assayer's mark as pointed out by De Orc :ninja:

 

Does 20Gs mean 20 grams silver? What the heck is 10Ds mean?

It means= 10 dineros y 20 granos.

 

I think you might have a typo were you wrote "Legundo"? it should read "Libre Cresca Fecundo", check and see if it is the 1826NG M, CRES/CCA as marked in the Krause book Km. 4 in Central America Republic.

 

These pages might help:

 

http://www.geocities.com/guatemalafederaci...americahis.html

 

http://www.geocities.com/guatemalafederaci...troamerica.html

 

Good luck !

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