Neil Shafer's "Money of the People" collection is being auctioned by Lyn Knight (see their ad elsewhere in this issue). Here's another one of the lots from this fascinating collection.
115 x 67mm. According to Leon Burstyn, well known and active years ago in Latin American numismatics, this is a very difficult issue made during the War of the Pacific (1879-83). Countries involved were Chile against Bolivia and Peru. The war resulted in Chilean annexation of valuable disputed territory on the Pacific coast. This note bears names of four companies that agreed to back the issue. Face is bright blue; back green with some writing at lower right center.
To read the complete lot description, see:
NL 20 Centavos September 1879
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