500 Pesos

500 Pesos -  obverse500 Pesos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Chile
Period Republic (1818-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2000-2021
Value 500 Pesos
500 CLP = USD 0.54
Currency New peso (1975-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-aluminium centre in nickel brass ring (Core: 95% Copper, 5% Aluminum. Ring: 70% Copper, 15% Nickel, 15% Zinc)
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 2722
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 235,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 86
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez with the mintmark right of the head, engraver's signature in the right side of the bust (if present).

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CHILE
So
CARDENAL
RAUL SILVA
HENRIQUEZ
F.ORE.P.

Translation:
Republic of Chile
So
Cardinal
Raul Silva
Henriquez
F.ORE.P.

Engraver: Francisco Orellana P.

Reverse

Value and date within wreath, star above.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
500
PESOS
2008

Edge

Reeded. Coins from 2000 to 2003 haves 23.5 grooves/cm and from 2008 to 2016 haves 27 grooves/cm. There are some scarce varieties with 27 grooves/cm in 2002 Large date variety and 2003.

Mint

So Casa de Moneda de Chile, Santiago, Chile (1743-date)
Mintmark of Casa de Moneda de Chile

Comments

Different dies are known.

Obverse
Die 1 - bowed portrait with signature on the right truncation of shoulder.
Die 2 - sitting portrait with signature.
Die 3 - sitting portrait without signature, bold script of REPUBLICA DE CHILE.
Die 4 - sitting portrait without signature, fine script of REPUBLICA DE CHILE.
Notes. 1. The main difference between bowed and sitting portrait is the rotation of the portrait only with respect to other fragments. After the introducing the die 1 at the next dies the portrait was rotated for 4° counterclockwise to make impression of sitting figure.
2. There are many other features, which distinguish the dies, such as size of mintmark and fonts of legends.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev.


Reverse
Die A - numeral '5' in denomination with serif at horizontal bar, wide leaves in wreath.
Die B - numeral '5' in denomination without serif at horizontal bar, narrow leaves in wreath.

Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev.
Note. From year to year position and font of date differs.

2002
Die A1 - numerals in date narrow and tall, the date condensed.
Die A2- numerals in date wide, the date wide.


Edge
a - 23.5 grooves/cm.
b - 27 grooves/cm.
Edge a at the top of the photo, b - at the bottom.


Combinations
1+A+a: 2000, 2001,  2002 A1, 2002 A2, 2003.
1+A+b: 2002 A2, 2003, 2008.
2+B+b: 2008.
3+C+b: 2010-2014.
4+C+b: 2015, 2016.
4+C: 2017.

2008
In 2008 coins were struck with both dies A and B which have additional difference in font of date: bold font die A (top line of photos) and fine font die B (bottom line of photos).


Photos of reverses with different styles of dates:

numerals in date wide and bold, the date wide


numerals in date wide and fine, the date wide


numerals in date narrow and tall, the date condensed, position low


numerals in date narrow and tall, the date condensed, position high

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2000 So 20 000 000 $ 0.69 $ 0.84 $ 1.04 $ 1.83 $ 3.85 23% With F. Ore. P
2001 So $ 1.04 $ 1.04 $ 1.04 $ 1.47 $ 2.61 25% With F. Ore. P
2002 So $ 0.70 $ 0.70 15% Large date (5.2mm), With F. Ore. P - Grooves variants exist
2002 So $ 0.94 $ 0.94 $ 2.73 17% Small date (4.1mm), With F. Ore. P
2003 So $ 0.69 $ 0.76 $ 0.87 21% With F. Ore. P. - Grooves variants exist
2008 So $ 0.92 $ 0.92 $ 0.92 $ 0.92 $ 0.92 23% Large Mint Mark, Thick date. With F. Ore. P.
2008 So $ 0.75 $ 0.75 6% Small Mint Mark, Thin date. With F. Ore. P.
2010 So $ 1.04 4% Without F. Ore. P.
2011 So $ 0.75 $ 0.75 8% Without F. Ore. P.
2012 So $ 0.57 $ 0.84 11% Without F. Ore. P.
2013 So $ 1.04 $ 1.25 11% Without F. Ore. P.
2014 So $ 0.77 $ 0.77 7% Without F. Ore. P.
2015 So $ 0.79 $ 0.79 $ 0.79 14% Without F. Ore. P.
2016 So $ 1.17 $ 1.17 6% Without F. Ore. P.
2017 So $ 1.11 $ 1.11 $ 1.11 7% Without F. Ore. P.
2018 So 1.0% Without F. Ore. P.
2019 So 0.5% Without F. Ore. P.
2021 So 0.4% Without F. Ore. P.

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