Chile 2010-So 100 pesos
The specimen shown is an example of a bi-metallic 100 pesos struck in Santiago, Chile, from 2001 onward. 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. The obverse displays a portrait of a person in the traditional dress of the Mapuche people, a term given to a grouping of different indigenous tribes occupying parts of both Chile and Argentina.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: bi-metallic, copper-nickel center in brass ring.
Catalog reference: KM 236.
- Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-2010, 4th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2009.