Chile 1861 peso oro

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 22136
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 22136 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $188. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHILE. Peso, 1861-So. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Lightly toned. From the Blue Moon Collection." This type was struck 1860-64 and, like the silver peso of 1853-62, is much scarcer than the SCWC values indicate. A modified design (KM 140) was issued 1867 and 1873.

Recorded mintage: 176,000.

Specification: 1.52 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM-133; Fr-48.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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