Chile 1926 100 pesos
The first specimen was lot 12043 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,104. The catalog description noted, "CHILE. 100 Pesos, 1926-So. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder." This one-year type was minted in Chile along with a gold twenty and fifty pesos. There is little evidence that these actually circulated (worn specimens are rare) so the attempt failed. Gold hundred pesos of a modified type (KM 175) were issued 1932 and 1946-80 but were frankly bullion coins.
Recorded mintage: 678,000.
Specification: 20.34 g, .900 fine gold, .589 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-54; KM-170.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.