Chile 1891-So peso
This is a peso minted in Santiago, Chile, in 1891. It is a scarce date of a common type struck 1868-91 but nice examples are always worth a premium. This specimen was lot 23868 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $2,990.The catalog description noted,
"Republic Peso 1891, MS62 NGC, very bright and attractive with razor sharp details. Very scarce date and one of the finest known. Ex: Heritage Sale 387. From The Tarapaca Collection of Chilean Coins."An overdate, 1891/0, is noted for the year.
Recorded mintage: 109,000.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 37 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Eliz-129; KM 142.1.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.