Chile 1910 peso

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Chile 1910 peso obv DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is a type struck in Chile 1910 only. It is the second (but not the last) reduction in size from the full-size pesos of the 1890's. The next type, issued 1915 and 1917, was only 9 grams, .720 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: 2,166,000.

Specification: 12 g, .900 fine silver, .347 troy oz ASW, 34.5 mm diameter, designed by Oscar Roty.

Catalog reference: KM 152.3.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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