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Encyclopedia > Chilean peso
Chilean notes currently in circulation: 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; 10,000; 20,000 pesos
Chilean notes currently in circulation: 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; 10,000; 20,000 pesos

The peso is the currency of Chile. The symbol used locally for it is $. Its ISO 4217 code is "CLP". Download high resolution version (400x952, 146 KB)From: http://aes. ... Download high resolution version (400x952, 146 KB)From: http://aes. ... The dollar is the name of the official currency in several countries, dependencies and other regions (see list below), including the US dollar, the worlds most widely circulated currency (see list below). ... ISO 4217 is an international standard describing three letter codes to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ...

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History

Until 1835, Chile used the Spanish currency system of 8 reales = 1 peso, 2 pesos = 1 escudo. In 1835, a decimal system was adopted, with 1 peso = 10 decimos = 100 centavos. Coins were also issued denominated in condors, worth 10 pesos. The Real was a unit of currency in Spain for several centuries. ... The escudo was a gold coin issued by Spain until the 1850s. ...


The escudo replaced the peso in 1960 at a rate 1000 peso = 1 escudo. The Chilean escudo was the currency of Chile between 1960 and 1975, divided into 100 centésimos. ...


The current peso was introduced in 1975, replacing the escudo at a rate of 1000 escudos = 1 peso. It was divided into 100 centavos until 1984. Centavo is a Spanish word derived from the Latin Centum meaning hundred. It is a fractional monetary unit, used to represent one hundredth of a basic monetary unit in many countries around the world including: Argentina Bolivia Brazil Cape Verde Chile Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Guinea-Bissau... This page is about the year 1984. ...


Present Issues

The currency circulates as coins of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 pesos, and banknotes of 500 (although these are no longer printed), 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 pesos. word coinage Coín (a town in Malaga province in Spain) 1¢ euro coin A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is issued by a government to be used as a form of money. ... A £20 Ulster Bank banknote. ...


As of August 2005, a US dollar was worth approximately 540 pesos. A euro was worth around 670 pesos. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The euro (€; ISO 4217 code EUR, Unicode U+20AC) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, collectively known as the Eurozone/Euroland. ...


Current CLP exchange rates

AUD | CAD | EUR | GBP | INR | NZD | USD


External links

  • Casa de Moneda (The Chilean Mint)
  • Yahoo! Currency Conversion


A mint is a facility which manufactures coins for currency. ...

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Currencies of The Americas
North  Bermuda dollar | Canadian dollar | Danish krone (Greenland) | Euro (Saint-Pierre et Miquelon) | Mexican peso | US dollar
Central  Belize dollar | Costa Rican colón | Guatemalan quetzal | Honduran lempira | Nicaraguan córdoba | Panamanian balboa | US dollar (El Salvador)
Caribbean  Aruban florin | Bahamian dollar | Barbados dollar | Cayman Islands dollar | Cuban peso | Cuban convertible peso | Dominican peso | East Caribbean dollar | Euro (Guadeloupe, Martinique) | Haitian gourde | Jamaican dollar | Netherlands Antillean gulden | Trinidad and Tobago dollar | US dollar (British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands)
South  Argentine peso | Bolivian boliviano | Brazilian real | Chilean peso | Colombian peso | Euro (French Guiana) | Falkland Islands pound | Guyanese dollar | Paraguayan guaraní | Peruvian nuevo sol | Suriname dollar | US dollar (Ecuador) | Uruguayan peso | Venezuelan bolívar

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The basic unit of currency is the Colombian peso (2,321 pesos equal U.S.$1; 2005 average).
The peso (Spanish : "weight") is a unit of currency that originated in Spain and is now used by several former Spanish colonies.
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The banknotes in Chilean peso are issued in 6 denominations that are 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 pesos.
Similarly, several shades of green, ochre, red, brown and blue colors are used to print the 1000 pesos note, shades of blue, violet, carmine, ochre, and orange colors are used for 2000 pesos banknote and red, ochre, brown and green colors are used to print 5000 pesos banknote.
Peso was made the national currency of Chile in 1851 and was also decimalized, centavo being made the subunit of the peso dividing it in 100 equal parts.
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