Chile 1856 1/2 decimo
This specimen was lot 22115 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $159. The catalog description noted, "CHILE. 1/2 Decimo, 1856-SO. NGC MS-63." The SCWC mentions an 1856/5 overdate and awards it a lower price than the regular date. The type was struck 1851-59 and is not rare.
Recorded mintage: 767,000.
Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, .036 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-121.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.