Chile 1879 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 1879-1894, in 0.500 fine silver. The series immediately prior (1867-80) was at 0.835 fine silver. All three series show the same obverse and reverse design. An 1879/8 overdate is noted for the year.

Recorded mintage: 1,268,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, 0.500 fine silver, 0.040 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 136.3.


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

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