Chile 1997 100 pesos
The specimen shown is an example of a type struck in Santiago, Chile, in 1989-2000. In 1960, the peso was dropped in favor of the escudo, with 1 escudo = 1000 pesos. The escudo itself was abandoned in 1975 for a return to the peso, with 1 new peso = 100 escudos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: aluminum-bronze, 26.8 mm diameter, edge lettered POR LA RAZON O LA FUERZA.
Catalog reference: KM 226.2.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.