Chile 1788-So DA 4 reales
This specimen was lot 6159 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $517. The catalog description noted, "CHILE. 4 Reales, 1788-DA. Charles III (1759-88). NGC VF Details--Environmental Damage. VERY SCARCE, with most examples of this type being well worn or damaged. Even dark tone and quite presentable." This type was issued from Santiago 1775-89 and is rare.
Recorded mintage: 41,000 for 1788-89.
Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-34.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.