Chile 1878-So peso
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 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.
- 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