Chile 1866 decimo
This specimen was lot 1377 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,573. The catalog description noted, "CHILE, Republic. 1818-present. AR Decimo. Santiago mint. Dated 1866 So. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Beautifully toned UNC. A scarce type with open winged condor. The finest graded specimen for this date, with only three of the type graded. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, June 1976." This silver decimo or ten centavo piece was minted in Santiago, Chile, in 1864-66. A later type using the same design but a slightly redesigned condor was issued 1867-81. It featured the same upright condor design also used on the half decimo, twenty centavos and fifty centavos and peso. An 1866/5 overdate is reported.
Recorded mintage: 96,000.
Specifications: 2.3 g, .900 fine silver, .072 troy oz ASW, this specimen Ø18 mm, 2.47 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 136.1; Y 15.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.