Chile 1882-So Peso
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 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.
- 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.