Chile 1932 100 pesos
This specimen was lot 1411 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,089. The catalog description noted, "CHILE, Republic. 1818-present. AV 100 Pesos. Santiago mint. Dated 1932 So. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. a few small friction marks." The gold hundred pesos was first minted in Chile in 1926 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 this modified type (KM 175) were issued 1932 and 1946-80 but were frankly bullion coins. Only the 1932 is awarded a premium.
Recorded mintage: 9,315.
Specification: 20.33 g, .900 fine gold, 31 mm diameter; this specimen is Ø31 mm, 20.36 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 175; Y 49a; Friedberg 54.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.