1 Peso

1 Peso -  obverse1 Peso -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Chile
Period Republic (1818-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1954
Value 1 Peso (1)
Currency Old peso (1835-1980)
Composition Copper
Weight 7.5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 1960
Number N# 3544
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 179
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Bernardo O'Higgins (1778-1842) leader of the Chile independence facing left along with José de San Martín

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CHILE
BERNARDO
O'HIGGINS
R.THENOT

Translation:
Republic of Chile
Bernardo
O'Higgins
R.Thenot

Engraver: René Thénot

Reverse

Value flanked by Copihue-Flowers (Lapageria rosea), Chile's national flower, and the denomination below and the date at the bottom

Lettering:
So
1
UN
PESO
1942

Translation:
So
1
One
Peso
1942

Edge

Milled

1 Peso -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

There should be an extra year line for 1953. Besides the long top 5 and the short top 5, there is also the curled top 5, probably the normal 5 like it is on the 1951 and 1952 issues:

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942 So 15 150 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.19 $ 0.27 $ 0.38 $ 0.85 30%
1943 So 16 900 000 $ 0.30 $ 0.34 $ 0.76 27%
1944 So 12 050 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.87 $ 1.13 20%
1945 So 7 600 000 $ 0.24 12%
1946 So 2 050 000 $ 0.91 6%
1947 So 2 200 000 5%
1948 So 5 900 000 $ 0.53 13%
1949 So 7 100 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.97 14%
1950 So 7 250 000 $ 0.99 $ 1.69 14%
1951 So 8 150 000 $ 0.40 $ 0.81 15%
1952 So 10 400 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.85 16%
1953 So 7% Long curled top 5
1953 So 3% Long straight top 5
1953 So 17 200 000 $ 1.36 14% Short curled top 5
1953 So $ 0.35 3% Short straight top 5
1954 So 7 566 000 $ 0.68 $ 0.78 $ 2.83 16%

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