Chile 1813-So FJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 499

The first specimen was lot 499 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 650 euro (about US$1,030 including buyer's fees).

The catalog description[1] noted,
"1813. Santiago. FJ. 8 reales. Flan girado. Limpiada. Rara. EBC-/EBC. (eight reales of 1813, Santiago mint. Cleaned, rare, nearly extremely fine.)"
The standard bust of Ferdinand was first introduced at the Santiago mint for 1812. The assayer FJ appears for 1803-17.

Recorded mintage: 415,000.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 629, KM 80.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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