The emergence of the 100 pesos Liberty at the Republic of Chile does not obey to monetary reasons but rather cultural. Initially, when it was minted for the first time, it was not designed to be in circulation. And this became evident when it was substituted by the escudo coin in 1960.
The maximum peak of production of this coin was between 1932 and 1980, because it succeeded in becoming a very demanded coin, reaching a circulation record of 540.000 units. The 100 pesos Liberty are among a large selection of historical coins.
The obverse of this coin represents the face of a woman with a laurel wreath, dressed with the typical Chilean costume. The letters ‘República de Chile’ are written on top. The Chilean emblem with the five-point star appears on its reverse. The shield is flanked with two crowned animals and below, you can read some letters with the face value of the coin and the phrase “Diez condors” on top, as well as the Santiago de Chile Mint brand.
A special coin for the collector as a result of its historical evolution. It was born as a cultural element which at the beginning only served aesthetically, becoming legal currency and widely accepted in a short time. Snap up the coin that set a trend in SA and flaunt your personality!