Chile 1905 peso
The specimen shown is a type struck in Chile 1902-05. It is the first (but not the last) reduction in size from the full-size pesos of the 1890's. The next type, issued 1910, was only 12 grams, .900 fine silver. Oscar Roty's defiant condor, first used in 1895, appeared on virtually all Chilean silver and copper-nickel coins until 1940.
Recorded mintage: 429,000.
Specification: 20 g, .700 fine silver, .450 troy oz ASW, 32 mm diameter, designed by Oscar Roty.
Catalog reference: KM 152.2.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.