Chile 1961 50 pesos

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 30357
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 30357 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHILE. 50 Pesos, 1961. NGC MS-67. Tied with one other piece for finest graded. Lovely full cartwheel luster with virtually no evidence of handling or contact." This type was issued 1926, 1958-74 as a bullion coin. It is accompanied by twenty and hundred pesos in gold.

Recorded mintage: 20,000.

Specification: 10.17 g, .917 fine gold, .294 troy oz AGW, 24.5 mm diameter

Catalog reference: Fr-55; KM-169.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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