After a return to democracy, a design featuring the portrait of Bernardo O’Higgins from the denomination of 50 Pesos downwards was engraved.
On the Reverse of the 500 Peso coin is depicted the denomination of the coin “500 Pesos” in the inner core, below which is the year of issue, (“2011” on this coin). Sprigs of laurel are placed on the periphery of the outer ring. On the topmost periphery is a five-pointed star.
On the Obverse of the 100 Peso coin is depicted a Mapuche woman in the inner core of the coin. On the upper periphery, on the outer ring, is the name of the issuing country “REPUBLICA DE CHILE” (meaning “Republic of Chile”). At the bottom periphery, on the outer ring, is the phrase “PUEBLOS ORIGINARIOS” (meaning original natives), thereby recognising the contribution of the Mapuche in resisting foreign invaders/colonists and preserving the indigenous cultures. To the left of the engraving of the Mapuche woman is the name “MAPUCHE”. The mint mark “o” over “S” (which is the Santiago Mint Mark) is seen on the right centre right of the inner core.
1) Historical Evolution of Paper Money (Banknotes) in Chile
2) Brief history of Evolution of Coinage of Chile
1) The Travels of a silver Mexican Peso struck in 1898 and restruck in 1949 for the Chinese Government
2) Brazilian Currency: Brazilian Real
3) The 31st Summer Olympics 2015 or Rio-2016 - Brazil
4) Currency and Coinage of Guatemala
5) Banknotes and Coinage of Colombia (Part I)
6) Banknotes and Coinage of Colombia (Part II)
7) Currency and Coinage of Mexico - Pesos and Centavos (Part I)
8) Currency and Coinage of Mexico - Pesos and Centavos (Part II)
9) Evita or Eva Peron - A Commemorative/Circulating 100 Pesos Banknote issued on her in 2012
10) Currency and Coinage of Peru: Nuevo Sol and Centavo (Part I)
11) Currency and Coinage of Peru: Nuevo Sol and Centavo (Part II)
12) Currency and Coinage of Peru: Nuevo Sol and Centavo (Part III)
13) 2014 FIFA World Cup held at Brazil