Chile 2005 peso

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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, since 1992. The escudo itself was abandoned in 1975 for a return to the peso, with 1 new peso = 100 escudos. This design replaced a larger version of 1988-92 (see the 1989 peso). The effigy of Bernardo O'Higgins, hero of the struggle for independence, was first used on copper pesos of the 1940's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .083 g, Aluminum, 16.14 mm diameter, 8-sided.

Catalog reference: KM 231.


  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-2010, 4th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2009.

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