Chile 1870 1 decimo

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This silver decimo or ten centavo piece was minted in Santiago, Chile, in 1867-1880, in 0.835 fine silver. The series immediately prior (1864-1866) was at 0.900 fine silver, while the following series (1879-1894) was struck on planchets of even lower fineness (0.500 fine silver). All three series show the same obverse and reverse design.

Recorded mintage: 192,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.0671 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 136.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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