Chile 1871-So peso

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Chile 1871 peso rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is one of a type struck in Santiago, Chile, 1867-91. This date is scarce but other dates are plentiful, making this handsome coin easy to add to ones collection of classic South American crowns.

Recorded mintage: 795,000 (mintage includes 1872; the 1871 is priced in the SCWC about triple the common date).

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 37 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 142.1.


  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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