Chile 1807-So FJ 4 reales
This specimen is one of a series struck 1792-1808 in Santiago, Chile, during the reign of Charles IV. The opening of an enlarged Casa de Moneda in 1805 allowed the increase in mintages and this type is not rare. The Spanish were expelled in 1817. Some colonial types were restruck by the republicans during the early 1820's; but it is unlikely the four reales was included. No republican four reales is known to exist.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 66.
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