Chile 1861 peso oro
This specimen was lot 22136 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $188. The catalog description 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.
- 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.