Chile 1842-So IJ real
The specimen shown is one of a type minted in Santiago, Chile, 1838-50. The design, with a condor tearing the chains of slavery, is also found on half real, two reales 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. The subtype shown, KM 94.4, is known only for 1842.
Recorded mintage: 4,768.
Specification: 3.2 g, .903 silver.
Catalog reference: KM 94.4.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.