Chile 1810-So 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 1838 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $297.50. The catalog description noted, "Santiago, Chile, 1/4 real, 1810. XF with plugged hole, spots of red toning." This specimen is one of a series struck 1796-1818 in Santiago, Chile, during the reign of Ferdinand VII. The opening of an enlarged Casa de Moneda in 1805 allowed the increase in mintages and this type is not rare. This particular date is recorded as having been struck by the patriot regime after independence. A hoard of 1817's is known and those appear in high grade with some frequency.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW, this specimen 0.70 gram.
Catalog reference: Cayón-14987, KM-73; CT-1493.
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- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.