Chile 1878-So peso

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 22368
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This is a peso minted in Santiago, Chile, in 1878. It is a common date of a common type struck 1868-91 but nice examples are always worth a premium. This specimen was lot 22368 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $480. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHILE. Peso, 1878-So. NGC MS-64. Sharply struck, brilliant and quite attractive. From the Alex Siegel Collection."

Recorded mintage: 950,000.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 37 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-142.1.


  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017

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