1 Peso 1979

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Added by Alain Martineau
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General Description Second Peso, introduced on September 29, 1975 by decree 1,123; replacing the escudo at a rate of 1 peso = 1000 escudos. It was subdivided into 100 centavos until 1984.
In 1975, coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 50 centavos and 1 peso. The 1, 5 and 10 centavo coins were very similar to the 10, 50 and 100 escudo coins they replaced.
Obv. Description Bust of Bernardo O'Higginss facing right.
August 20, 1778 - October 24, 1842), was a Chilean independence leader who, together with José de San Martín, freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence.
Rev. Description Denomination above the date within a wreath
Catalog code KM#208a
Mintage 63,000,000
Diameter 24.00 mm
Thickness 1.60 mm
Weight 5.0000 g
Material Aluminum-Bronze
Orientation Coin
Mint Chile - Santiago de Chile (Armant Metalurgica)
Edge Type reeded
Designer Maurice René G. Thénot
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XF $0.10   UNC $0.25   BU $0.35  

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