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Chilean Peso

Chilean Peso Currency:

Chilean Peso-The peso is the official currency of Chile. It is denoted by symbol is $. The peso is divided into 100 centavos. The official code of peso is CLP. The first edition of the peso was introduced in 1817. In 1960, the escudo replaced the old currency peso at a rate of 1 escudo=1000 pesos. The second edition of the peso was introduced in 1975 to replace the escudo at a rate of 1 peso =1,000 escudos. Until 1984, this peso was subdivided into 100 centavos.

Coins were introduced in 1975 in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 50 centavos and 1 peso. In 1976, five- and 10-peso coins were introduced. In 1981, 50- and 100-peso coins were introduced, followed by 500-peso coin in 2000. Currently circulating coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 pesos.

Banknotes were introduced in 1976 in denominations of 5, 10, 50 and 100 pesos. In May 1977, Five-hundred-peso notes were introduced. 1000-peso note was introduced in June 1978, followed by 5000- peso in June 1981, 2,000-peso in December, 1997 and 20,000-peso in December, 1998 notes. The 5-, 10-, 50-, 100- and 500-peso banknotes were replaced by coins. The currency with denominations of 1,000-, 2,000-, 5,000-, 10,000- and 20,000-peso notes are in circulation.

Chilean Peso

Chilean Peso (Chile):

Code: CLP

Symbol:  $

Banknotes:

1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000 pesos

Coins:

10, 50, 100, 500 pesos

Central bank:

Banco Central de Chile

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