Chile 1 Peso and 1/2, 1, and 2 Reales 1817 to 1834
Chile used the obelisk and volcano pattern on both peso and reales silver coins between 1817 and 1834. The denomination is inside the wreath over the volcano. Our main picture (upper left) show a real, and the secondary picture (lower right) shows a peso. All these coins are quite valuable. The catalog values below are very approximate, and desirable coins can easily exceed these values.
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $400
worn: $18 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $75
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $800
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $140
well preserved: $300
fully uncirculated: $1000
The 1 real in our picture comes from Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger in Frankfurt, Germany, who sold it for 190 euros (about $250 US dollars) in a 2011 auction. Thank you, Dr. Peus, for use of your coin photo.
The 1 peso in our picture comes from an interested CoinQuest reader. It sold for a whopping $20000 in a 2014 auction. Many thanks.
Coin: 15022 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Pilar, Wed, 24-Jul-2013 20:45:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 25-Jul-2013 03:11:55 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 22-Nov-2014 16:07:11 GMT
Requester description: 1834 front: At the center a tower (obelisque) with a star on the top.Around the coin says UNION Y FUERZA and below a banner with the word LIBERTAD Bottom 1934 a dot and then what appear to be an I a dot again and again an I Back: At the center a chain of mountains, a volcano in eruption,on top UN R surrounded by a wreath of leaves. Around the coin ,Chile INDEPENDIENTE ,and under the mountains Santiago UN R
Tags: chile 1 peso 2 reales real reale front center offcenter tower obelisque star union y fuerza banner libertad liberty dot an i chain mountains mountain volcano eruption un wreath leaves leaf independiente independent santiago off centers centered starrs stars dunion lunion banners bannered liberate liberity liberte lybertad liberta liberdad liberie beaded period beading beads pionts point periods dots points bead moutains volcanos volcanoes volacano greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs independenta pillar ribbon obelisk starburst burst
Actually, pesos dated 1817 are the most common with the exception of the type with the 'Y' centered over the obelisk. Approximately 80% of the peso population is dated 1817, but with the 'Y' to the left of the obelisk.
Thank you, sir or madam, for pointing out this error on our page. We have updated the page with correct information. - CoinQuest (Paul)