Chile 1882-So Peso

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photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
same date in typical circulated condition
from the Mountain Groan Collection

This is a peso minted in Santiago, Chile, in 1882. It is a common date of a common type struck 1868-91 but nice examples are always worth a premium. This specimen was lot 2539 in Goldberg sale 34 (Beverly Hills, February 2006), where it sold for $425. The catalog description[1] noted, "Chile. Peso, 1882. Republic. Rainbow toning on eagle side and light golden tone on the other side. NGC graded MS-64." An overdate, 1882/1, is noted for the year.

Recorded mintage: 1,648,000.

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

Catalog reference: Eliz-129; KM 142.1.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 34: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2006.
  • 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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