Chile 10-ESCUDOS (KM200)

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 coin being minted in the final two years. 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.

25 mm
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Eº 10

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