Chile 1927 5 pesos
The specimen shown is a one year type struck in Chile. It is the same weight and fineness as the old one peso coins struck until 1891. The one peso coin of 1927 is 9 grams, .500 fine silver. Several varieties of this coin exist, depending on the shape of the "5" and whether the fineness is noted as "0,9" or "0.9"; all seem to be about equal in rarity. Oscar Roty's defiant condor, first used in 1895, appeared on virtually all Chilean silver and copper-nickel coins until 1940.
Recorded mintage: 965,000 (all varieties).
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, designed by Oscar Roty.
Catalog reference: KM 173.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.