Chile new date (2013) 20,000-peso note confirmed

20,000 pesos, 2013. Like P165, but new date.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Chile new sig/date (2012) 10,000-peso note confirmed

10,000 pesos, 2012. Like P164, but new date and new signatures (Rodrigo Vergara and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva). Prefix CG - DH.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de) and Claudio Marana.

Chile new sig/date (2012) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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1,000 pesos, 2012. Like P161, but new date and new signatures (Rodrigo Vergara and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva). Prefix BE - CC.

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Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby) and Thomas Krause (Polymernotes of the World).

Chile new sig/date (2012) 20,000-peso note confirmed

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20,000 pesos, 2012. Like P165, but new date and signatures.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Chile new sig/date (2012) 2,000- and 5,000-peso notes confirmed

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According to an article on Terra, in August the Banco Central de Chile issued 2,000- and 5,000-peso notes like P162 and P163, respectively, but with a new signature for the bank president, Rodrigo Vergara, who took office in December 2011, replacing José De Gregorio Rebeco. The new notes are dated 2012.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Hartmut Fraunhoffer.

Chile new date (2011) 10,000- and 20,000-peso notes confirmed

10,000 pesos, 2011. Like P164, but new date.

20,000 pesos, 2011. Like P165, but new date.

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Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (http://stores.ebay.com/yuri111).

Chile new date (2011) 1,000-peso note confirmed

1,000 pesos, 2011. Like P161, but new date.

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Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (http://stores.ebay.com/yuri111).

Chile new date (2011) 5,000-peso polymer note confirmed

5,000 pesos (US$9.80), 2011. Like P163, but dated 2011 instead of 2009 at lower right on back.

Courtesy of Mark Fox.

The Challenge: Identify person on Chile's banknotes

Today I’m inaugurating a new feature on BanknoteNews.com: The Challenge.

Anyone who has downloaded chapters of The Banknote Book catalog knows that I take pains to precisely identify all the people, places, and objects depicted on banknotes. However, sometimes precise identifications remain elusive despite all the efforts of myself and various contributors. This frustrates me both as an author and a collector because it’s my belief that if a country has chosen to feature something on one of its notes, it must have some particular historical or cultural significance and it deserves better than a generic description.

So I’m turning to the power of crowdsourcing with The Challenge, an open call for help in identifying certain design elements which have heretofore defied identification.

If you can precisely identify the proper name and location of any of the following—or have a lead which you think might be useful—please post a comment, preferably including a URL which links to evidence supporting your identification.

Today’s second challenge is to identify the following person from the front of Chile’s 1-peso note dated 1898 (P15 show below, but the same also appears on P1 and P11):

The SCWPM identifies this portrait as “Prat” (presumably naval officer Agustín Arturo Prat Chacón), but this identification is called into question in this document written by collector Raúl Donoso Rosso.

IDENTIFIED: Chilean president, Federico Errázuriz Zañartu.

Courtesy of Art Matz (LANSA) and Raúl Donoso Rosso.

Chile new 1,000-peso polymer note confirmed

On 16 March 2011, the Central Bank of Chile unveiled the design of the new 1,000-peso note, of which a total of 34 million notes were issued on 11 May 2011, while the existing 140 million older notes of the same denomination currently in circulation will gradually be withdrawn. This note, the last denomination to be issued in the new series, is printed on polymer.


1,000 pesos (US$2.05)
Green. Front: Stylized sun in red-to-gold OVI; stylized corazón del copihue (heart of Chilean bellflower); Ignacio Carrera Pinto. Back: Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. Simulated solid security thread with demetalized 1000 PESOS. Watermark: None. Printer: (NPA). 120 x 70 mm. Polymer.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Monetary Research Institute.

Chile new date (2009) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$2.05), 2009. Like P154, but new date.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Chile new 2,000-peso note confirmed


On 6 October 2010 the Central Bank of Chile unveiled its new 2,000-peso (US$4.15) banknote. This polymer note was issued 17 November 2010. On front it features a portrait of lawyer and guerrilla leader, Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, as well as a stylized corazón del copihue (heart of Chilean bellflower). The back of the note depicts Reserva Nacional Nalcas in the Araucania region, with a volcanoe and a choroy parrot. The 2,000-peso notes is the fourth member of the new family of notes which started with the 24 September 2009 introduction of the 5,000-peso note, and will be complete with the 2011 introduction of the 1,000-peso note.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Chile new date (2008) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$4.05), 2008. Like P160, but new date and new signatures: José De Gregorio Rebeco and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Chile new date (2008) 20,000-peso note confirmed


20,000 pesos (US$40.50), 2008. Like P159, but new date. Signatures: José De Gregorio Rebeco and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Chile new 20,000-peso note confirmed




According to a press release dated 8 June 2010, the Central Bank of Chile issued a new 20,000-peso (US$36.50) note on 28 July 2010. Coppery orange in color and measuring 148 x 70 mm, this cotton-based note is the third denomination in a new family of notes, all of which feature representations of the country's natural beauty.

The front of the note features a portrait of Andres Bello based on a painting by French artist Raymond Monvoisin (1790-1870) belonging to the University of Chile. Next to him is the heart of Copihue, the national flower, and Antu, a Mapuche symbol representing the sun that fertilizes the soil.

The back depicts Salar de Surire Monument, located in northern Chile in the region of Arica and Parinacota. It also contains the image of a Chilean Flamingo, a bird that lives in shallow water areas, fresh or salt over the whole country.

Intaglio printed by Crane AB (Sweden), the 20,000-peso note features a portrait watermark with electrotype 20 MIL. There are two security threads; one solid, the other a windowed Motion thread within which there is a Antu, an icon that moves across the banknote is tilted. There is also the denomination printed in green-to-orange OVI. Signatures: José De Gregorio Rebeco and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva.

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Courtesy of Mark Allen, Alberto Fochi, and banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Chile new date (2008) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$1.90), 2008. Like P154, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Chile new 10,000-peso note confirmed


10,000-peso (US$19.70), 2009. Intro: 3 March 2010.
Light blue. Front: Stylized corazón del copihue (heart of Chilean bellflower); navy officer Arturo Prat. Back: Andean condor bird soaring above the Cordillera Darwin mountain range and ice fields in Parque Nacional Alberto de Agostini (Alberto de Agostini National Park) located in the Magdalena region of Tierra del Fuego. Solid security thread and Motion windowed security thread with Antú (indiginous Mapuche weaving design symbolizing the sun and fertility). Watermark: Arturo Prat and electrotype 10 MIL. Printer: (Crane AB). 141 x 70 mm.

Signature (José De Gregorio Rebeco, PRESIDENTE; Unknown, GERENTE GENERAL).

Courtesy of George Provencal, Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle, Thomas Krause, Claudio Marana, and Michael Reissner.

Chile new date (2008) 10,000-peso note confirmed


10,000 pesos (US$18). Like Pick 157c, but new date (2008) and new signatures.

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Courtesy of Banknoteshop.

Chile new 5,000-peso polymer note confirmed


On 18 August 2009, El Banco Central de Chile unveiled a new 5,000-peso (US$9.15) note, the first in a new family of five notes to commemorate 200 years of independence. Other denominations will follow over the course of the next two years. Three of the denominations will be printed on polymer and the other two will be printed on paper. All of the notes were designed by the Swedish company Crane AB, which will also print the paper notes. The polymer notes are printed by Note Printing Australia.

The new polymer 5,000-peso note was introduced on 24 September 2009. Existing 5,000-peso notes remain legal tender, but will be slowly withdrawn from circulation.

The front of this note features a portrait of Gabriela Mistral, images of the heart of Copihue, Antu, and the national flower, the symbol mapuche representing the sun and fertility. The back depicts La Campana National Park, located on the Cordillera de la Costa de la V Region of Valparaiso, which contains one of the few native forests of Chilean Palm. It also contains the image of a Tucúquere, a bird of prey.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle, Marcus Jansson, Bill Stubkjaer, and Kai Hwong.

Chile new date (2008) 5,000-peso note confirmed


5,000 pesos (US$9.35), 2008. Like Pick 155f, but new date, new signatures, and the two horizontal sorting bars in lower left front are now closer together.

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Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Chile new date (2006) 20,000-peso note confirmed


20,000 pesos (US$44.50), 2006. Like P159, but new date and new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Leonardo Hernández Tagle, GERENTE GENERAL).

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Chile new date (2007) 5,000-peso note confirmed


5,000 pesos (US$11.50), 2007. Like P155, but new date, new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva, GERENTE GENERAL), and two horizontal sorting bars in lower left front.

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Courtesy of Chris Twining.

Chile new date (2006) 1,000- and 10,000-peso notes confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$2.15), 2006. Like P154, but new date, new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Leonardo Hernández Tagle, GERENTE GENERAL), and sorting bar at lower left front.


10,000 pesos (US$21.50), 2006. Like P157, but new date, new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Leonardo Hernández Tagle, GERENTE GENERAL), and sorting bars at lower left front.

Courtesy of Frank van Tiel.

Chile new date (2005) peso notes confirmed


Although all are dated 2005, the 1,000- and 5,000-peso notes have a different signature combination than that which appears on the 10,000-peso note.

Courtesy of Menelaos Stamatelos, Southeastern Numismatics.

Chile new date (2006) 5,000-peso note confirmed


5,000 pesos (US$9.25), 2006. Like Pick 155, but new date, two horizontal sorting bars in lower left corner on front, and new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Leonardo Hernández Tagle, GERENTE GENERAL).

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.