Chile 1810-So FJ 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This imaginary bust of Ferdinand VII, with the king wearing a laurel wreath, was used at Santiago 1810-11 only. It, in turn, was superseded by the standard bust 1812-17.

Recorded mintage: 126,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-15825, Eliz-65; Wr-6; KM 68.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.

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