Chile 1956 10 pesos
The specimen shown is an example of a type struck in Santiago, Chile, in 1956-59. It is the last relic of a once proud denomination that was gold in the nineteenth century. In 1960, the peso was dropped in favor of the escudo, with one escudo = 1000 pesos. This coin became worth one centesimo. The escudo itself was abandoned in 1975 for a return to the peso, with one new peso = 100 escudos.
Recorded mintage: 13,100,000.
Specification: aluminum, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 181.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.