Chile 1781-So DA 2 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is one of a type struck at Santiago, Chile, 1773-89. Harris[1] tabulates the Charles III two reales of Santiago as the fourth most abundant mint, after Mexico City (common), Potosi and Lima (each about half as common as Mexico) but it is still scarce.

Recorded mintage: 44,000.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 30.


  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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