Chile 1841-So IJ 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 75, lot 2887
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This specimen was lot 2887 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,006. The catalog description[1] noted, "Chile. 8 Escudos, 1841-So IJ. Liberty as Pallas Athene standing at altar. Reverse: Arms. Obverse planchet defect and scratches. Cleaned. About Extremely Fine." This magnificent, popular and expensive coin comes in two subtypes; this one, with a reeded edge, and KM 104.2, which has the month of issue stamped in the edge. The reeded edge type was struck 1839-43 and the lettered edge type 1843-45.

Recorded mintage: 25,000.

Specification: 27 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: Fr-41; KM 104.1.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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