1 Peso small issue

1 Peso (small issue) - obverse1 Peso (small issue) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Chile
Period Republic (1818-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1981-1992
Value 1 Peso
1 CLP = USD 0.0012
Currency New peso (1975-date)
Composition Aluminium bronze (92% Copper, 2% Aluminium, 6% Nickel)
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 5426
References KM# 216
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Bernardo O'Higgins (1778-1842), one of the founders of Chile, one of the greatest military figures when fighting for Chile's independence, and the first Chilean head of state, facing right. The mintmark to left.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CHILE
So
LIBERTADOR
B. O'HIGGINS
FR.THENOT

Translation:
Republic of Chile
So
Liberator
B. O´Higgins
FR.THENOT

Reverse

Value and date within laurel wreath.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1
PESO
1981

Edge

Smooth

1 Peso (small issue) -  obverse

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Mint

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

Comments

Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (1778–1842) was a Chilean independence leader who, along with José de San Martín, freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence.

Two main groups and a year variety are known.
Reverse
Die A - wreath and denomination closer to center, date wider.
Die B - wreath and denomination closer to rim, date narrower.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev.


1986
Die A1 - tall numerals in date.
Die A2 - squat numerals in date.


Combinations
A: 1981-1985, 1986 A1, 1986 A2, 1987.
B: 1988-1992.

Notes:
1. The position and wideness of the date differs from year to year, though the wreath is the same on coins from the same group.
2. In 1992 there were coins of two emissions: this one and the next, smaller in aluminum (N# 1866 Photo).
3. Correspondence with Standard Catalog of Worlds coins
KM#216.1: dies A, 1986 A1, 1986 A2;
KM#216.2: die B.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1981 So 40 000 000 $ 0.30 $ 0.30 $ 0.35 $ 0.51 13% KM# 216.1 (Wide date)
1984 So 60 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.22 $ 0.29 $ 0.54 14% KM# 216.1 (Wide date)
1985 So 20 000 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 7% KM# 216.1 (Wide date)
1986 So 45 000 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.38 $ 0.66 $ 1.10 10% KM# 216.1 (Wide date) Closed 6
1986 So 1.0% KM# 216.1 (Wide date) Open 6
1987 So 80 000 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.32 $ 0.44 13% KM# 216.1 (Wide date)
1988 So 105 000 000 $ 0.30 $ 0.44 $ 0.54 $ 0.91 14% KM# 216.2 (Narrow date)
1989 So 205 000 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.29 39% KM# 216.2 (Narrow date)
1990 So 140 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.38 $ 0.38 46% KM# 216.2 (Narrow date)
1991 So 140 000 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 0.36 17% KM# 216.2 (Narrow date)
1992 So $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.54 7% KM# 216.2 (Narrow date)

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