Chile 1891-So peso

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 23868
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

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[1] 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.


  • [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.

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