Chile 1859-So peso
The specimen shown was lot 979 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $316.25. The catalog description noted, "Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1859. Lightly toned VF+ with small rim-bruise, a very competent specimen of an issue that is much rarer than indicated in KM." This type was issued from Santiago 1853-62 and this is an average date. An overdate, 1859/8, is listed as more common than the regular date.
Recorded mintage: 330,000.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, this specimen 24.9 grams.
Catalog reference: KM 129.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.