Chile 1932 peso
The specimen shown is a one year type struck in Chile. It is the same weight and fineness as the old forty centavos coins struck in 1907-08. It is the last silver coin struck for circulation in Chile; the 1933 peso is copper-nickel. The one peso coin of 1927 is 9 grams, .500 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: 4,000,000.
Specification: 6 g, .400 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, 26 mm diameter, designed by Oscar Roty.
Catalog reference: KM 174.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.