Banknotes and Coins
Pursuant to the exclusive authority of the Central Bank of Chile ("CBC") to issue banknotes and to coin money, in accordance to sections 28 eq seq. of its Constitutional Organic Act, express certainty is left that CBC has the intellectual property on the designs of the banknotes and coins in circulation, registered in the Department of Intellectual Property under N° 115.594. Therefore, total or partial publication or reproduction of such banknotes and coins without CBC consent is prohibited. Also, the breach of the aforementioned is subject to criminal and civil sanctions established by sections 78 eq seq. of the Act N° 17.336.
Banknotes description and security features
Learn more about your banknotes, their dimensions, colours, printing methods and design.
Published: September 7, 2006
The Central Bank of Chile informs that from the 1st of November there is a new procedure in place for the reception of counterfeit currency.
Published: August 24, 2006
Chilean banknotes have special identification features to help those who are visually impaired.
Publicado el: 2 de Agosto de 2006
Taking care of your banknotes benefits us all. Our banknotes are part of the cultural heritage of our country and, therefore, to conserve them in a good state helps safeguard the image of Chile
Chile's Basic Monetary Unit
In 1925, the "peso" became the monetary unit in Chile, with a content of 0.183057 grams of pure gold. The peso was divided into 100 cents. Likewise, ten pesos made up a "condor". Inflation left these fractional coins in disuse, until 1955, when a legal ruling established that obligations must be paid in whole pesos...