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Chile 1, 2, 4, and 8 Escudos  1835 to 1838
Chile 1, 2, 4, and 8 Escudos 1835 to 1838

As with all valuable coins in these modern times, you must be on the lookout for counterfeits. This exquisite coin from Chile is truly beautiful and, if genuine, is worth a bundle. You protect yourself from counterfeits by buying and selling only with top-notch, well-respected dealers, and by using the 'slabbing' and authenication services of PCGS, NGC, ANACS, and ICG (steer clear of other services).

The catalogs call out high values for these old coins from Chile. They are worth 'base value,' or the value of their gold content if in highly worn condition or if they have problems such as scratches, stains, cleanings, gouges, nicks, or similar damage. If in better numismatic (coin collector) condition, the values are much more that base value.

To compute base value, multiply the gold weight in troy ounces by the 'spot' price of gold avialable on web sites such as kitco.com.

1 ESCUDO, diameter 17 mm, 0.093 troy ounces gold
worn: Base Value
average circulated: $200 approximate catalog value
well preserved: $500
fully uncirculated: $1200

2 ESCUDOS, diameter 22 mm, 0.188 troy ounces gold
worn: $250
average circulated: $400 approximate catalog value
well preserved: $900
fully uncirculated: $3000

4 ESCUDOS, diameter 28 mm, 0.380 troy ounces gold
worn: $500
average circulated: $1000 approximate catalog value
well preserved: $1800
fully uncirculated: $7000

8 ESCUDOS, diameter 37 mm, 0.760 troy ounces gold
worn: Base Value
average circulated: $700 approximate catalog value
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $3000

Use our Important Terminology page to convert inflated catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 8449 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: vince, Tue, 23-Aug-2011 22:50:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 02-Dec-2013 03:40:42 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 22-Nov-2015 20:55:42 GMT
Requester description: 1837 Republica de Chile 1837 No mint marks Igualdad ante la Lei 8E 21Q Hand over a book, sun rays on top
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