Chile 1841-So IJ real
This specimen was lot 1342 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $3,388. The catalog description noted, "CHILE, Republic. 1818-present. AR Real. Santiago mint. Dated 1841 IJ. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 66. Gem fully iridescent patina in bluish hues grace this lustrous gem uncirculated coin. A one year type. Absolute perfection. The only coin graded for the date. Ex Whittier Collection (Heritage 410, 2 June 2006), lot 16453." The specimen shown is one of a type minted in Santiago, Chile, 1838-42. The design, with a condor tearing the chains of slavery, is also found on half, two and eight reales coins of the period. This design is very popular with collectors and brings quite a bit more than the rather low catalog values. Chile converted to decimal coinage in the 1850's.
Recorded mintage: 7,928.
Specifications: 3.35 g, .902 fine, this specimen Ø22 mm, ~3.35 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 94.3.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.