Chile 1856 1/2 decimo

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 22115
Chile 1856 medio decimo rev Ponterio 169-22115.jpg

This specimen was lot 22115 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $159. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHILE. 1/2 Decimo, 1856-SO. NGC MS-63." The SCWC mentions an 1856/5 overdate and awards it a lower price than the regular date. The type was struck 1851-59 and is not rare.

Recorded mintage: 767,000.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, .036 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-121.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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