Chile 1797-So DA 1/2 real

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 1831
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This specimen was lot 1831 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $130.90. The catalog description[1] noted, "Santiago, Chile, 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1797DA, CAOLUS error, rare. Darkly toned About Fine, rare error with R in king's name left off." It is one of a series minted 1792-1808 for Charles IV. The SCWC notes this as a scarce date with the CAOLUS error priced lower than the normal obverse.

Recorded mintage: 125,000.

Specification: 1.69 g, .896 fine silver, .048 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1.55 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-13277, KM-57; CT-1343.


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  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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