Chile 1817-So 1/4 real

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photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Chile 1817 cuartilla rev DSLR.jpg

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 these is known and this date appears in high grade with some frequency.

Recorded mintage: unknown (403,000 for 1818).

Specification: 0.84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-15022, KM 73.


  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.

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