Chile 1844-So IJ 1/2 real
The specimen shown is one of a type minted in Santiago, Chile, 1838-51. The design, with a condor tearing the chains of slavery, is also found on two reales, one real 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 date is also known in a large shield variety (KM 98.1).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .903 silver.
Catalog reference: KM 98.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.