Chile 100-ESCUDOS (KM202)
Chile 100-ESCUDOS (KM202)

Chile 100-ESCUDOS (KM202) Andean Condor

The Andean Condor is a new-world vulture and are related to storks, but not closely related to old-world vultures (which include hawks and eagles). It is difficult to not call them ugly, but they have a good reason for looking that way. The Andean Condor is huge, with male wingspans up to 3 m (10 feet). They can fly up to 5.5 km (3.5 miles) high.

Chile's "Escudo" monetary period lasted from 1960 to 1975, with this dodecagonal (12-sided) coin being minted in the final two years only. While the centesimo coins feature the condor in flight, the escudo coins show the bird perched on a mountain top. Unlike both earlier and later perched condors, this design has both wings fully behind the bird and its head is raised high.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 23 mm
  • Composition: Nickel-brass
  • CAT#: KM202

Obverse Legend

REPUBLICA DE CHILE

Reverse Legend

Eº 100

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