Chile 1997 100 pesos

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

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.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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