Chile 5-CENTAVOS (KM155.2a)

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! Wow. The Andean Condor is a national symbol of Chile.

This coin was originally issued in 1901 with 0.5000 silver (KM 155.2). In 1908 the silver content was cut back, and the fineness was removed from below the condor.

14.4 mm
0.4000 Silver
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