Chile 1844-So IJ escudo

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This type was struck in Santiago, Chile, 1839-45 and a slightly refined design succeeded it 1846-51. Earlier republican one escudos include the "crossed flags" type (KM 85, struck 1824-34) and the "hand on book" type (KM 99, struck 1838 only). The SCWC records the weight of this coin as 3.3 g; earlier colonial one escudos were nominally 3.38 g.

Recorded mintage: unknown but probably about 5,000.

Specification: 3.3 g, .875 fine gold, .093 troy oz AGW, 18.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 101.1.


  • 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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