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8 Escudos - 1814-So

KM-078 - 27,07 g - 35,6 mm

Mintage - 0,029M

The obverse features a bust of Ferdinand VII encircled by the Latin legend FERDIN-VII-D-G-HISP-ET-IND-REX (Ferdinand VII by Grace of God King of Spain and the Indies) with the date 1814 below the bust.  The reverse has the crowned Habsburg arms encircled by a garter of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The denomination 8 S flanks the arms.  The letters FJ , initials of the mintmasters (for Francisco Rodriguez Brochero and Jose Maria de Bobadilla) are at the right bottom.


REPUBLIC

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8 Escudos - 1824

KM-84 - 27,00 g - 37,0 mm

Edge - Engrailed

Mintage - 0,010M

This coin was the first series of 8 Escudo pieces after the formation of the republic.  The obverse has a scene of two volcanoes in a mountain range under a radiating sun with A.D. 1818 within a wreath.  A Spanish legend EL ESTADO DE CHILE CONSTITUT o INDEPENDIENTE * (The Independent Constitutional State of Chile). The reverse has two Chilean flags flanking a monument., all within a wreath.  The national legend POR LA RAZON, O LA FUERA (For the Reason, or the Outside), the mintmark o over S, the denomination 8E, the initial I for the mintmaster, and the date 1824.

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10 Pesos - 1853

KM-123 - 15,25 g 

Mintage - 0,206M

The obverse has the Chilean arms surrounded by the legend REPUBLICA DE CHILE (Republic of Chile), the mintmark (S with a superimposed o), and the date at the bottom. The reverse features a standing Liberty figure with the Constitution on a pedestal to her right surrounded by the legend IGUALDAD ANTE LA LEI (Equality Before the Law) with the denomination 10 Ps at the bottom.  


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5 Pesos - 1859/8

KM-130 - 7,53 g - 22,5 mm

Edge - Engrailed

Mintage - 0,066M

The obverse has the Chilean arms surrounded by the legend REPUBLICA DE CHILE (Republic of Chile), the mintmark (S with a superimposed o), and the date 1859/8 at the bottom. The reverse features a standing Liberty figure with the Constitution on a pedestal to her right surrounded by the legend IGUALDAD ANTE LA LEI (Equality Before the Law) with the denomination 5 Ps at the bottom.


2 Pesos - 1860

KM-132 - 3,05 g

Mintage - 0,078M

The obverse has the Chilean arms surrounded by the legend REPUBLICA DE CHILE (Republic of Chile), the mintmark (S with a superimposed o), and the date 1860 at the bottom. The reverse features a standing Liberty figure with the Constitution on a pedestal to her right surrounded by the legend IGUALDAD ANTE LA LEI (Equality Before the Law) with the denomination 2 Ps at the bottom.


REPUBLIC

1 Peso - 1860

KM-133 - 1,52 g

Mintage - 0,156M

The obverse features a standing Liberty figure with the Constitution on a pedestal to her right surrounded by the legend REPUBLICA DE CHILE (Republic of Chile), the mintmark (S with a superimposed o) at the bottom. The reverse has the legend IGUALDAD ANTE LA LEI (Equality Before the Law) around a wreath with the denomination 1 PESO and the date 1860 with the wreath. 


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5 Pesos - 1895-So

KM-153 - 3,00 g - 16,2 mm

Mintage - 3.002M

Edge - Milled

The obverse features a Liberty head surrounded by the country's name REPUBLICA DE CHILE. The reverse has the Chilean arms surrounded by the denomination  CINCO PESOS.  The mintmark (S with a superimposed o is to the left of the arms and the date 1895 is below the arms.


5 Pesos - 1898- So

KM-159 - 3,00 g - 16,2 mm

Mintage - 0,426M

The obverse features a Liberty figure surrounded by the country's name REPUBLICA DE CHILE. The designer's name O'ROTY and a monogram are below the bust.  The reverse has the Chilean arms surrounded by the denomination  CINCO PESOS.  The mintmark (S with a superimposed o is to the left of the arms and the date 1898 is below the arms.


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50 Pesos - 1926

KM-169 - 10,170 g - 24 mm

Mintage - 0,126M

The obverse includes an image of Liberty with the Spanish name of the country REPUBLIC OF CHILE at the top and the date 1926 at the bottom. The reverse shows the Chilean national arms with the denomination expressed in Spanish as CINCO CONDORES, 50 Ps, and CINQUENTA (Fifty) PESOS. Finally, the mint mark for Santiago is at the right.   


100 Pesos - 1926

KM-170 - 20,34 g - 29 mm

Mintage - 0,678M

The obverse includes an image of Liberty with the Spanish name of the country REPUBLIC OF CHILE at the top and the date 1926 at the bottom. The reverse shows the Chilean national arms with the denomination expressed in Spanish as 10 CONDORES, 100 Ps, and CIEN (One Hundred) PESOS. Finally, the mint mark for Santiago is at the right.   


 

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