Chile 1844-So IJ escudo
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.