Chile’s mint, Casa de Moneda, has been in operation since 1743. Independent from Spain since 1818, the country still has a large Spanish culture and produces Pesos as its main form of currency.
Below is a selection of limited and rare Chilean coins that we currently stock.
Chile was conquered by the Spanish in the 1500s, with gold being one of the key resources that drew the attention of the Spanish. Placer gold was mined using indigenous labour, but production slowed down in the 16 and 1700s.
In recent years the mint gained some infamy for minting a batch of coins in which Chile was misspelled as C-H-I-I-E. The mint’s general manager, Gregorio Iniguez, and several other employees lost their jobs as a result of the error. The coins however have become something of a collectors item in their own right.
We also buy Chilean Gold Coins of any age or denomination at very competitive rates. Whether you are looking for a particular item, want to sell, or have further questions, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 0121 634 8060 or submit your question on the contact form, where they shall be able to assist you.