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Offline Alan Glasser

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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2013, 08:03:32 PM »
Wow...what a coin site! I start out asking about the Chincha Island coins and I get a history lesson, an education about Bird Guano, a Latin lesson and a cup of hot chocolate!!! It just doesn't get any better than this!!! ;D
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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2013, 10:17:33 PM »
Yeah, you have days like that ::)
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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2020, 08:33:26 AM »
I have saved the complete set of six before they disappear.



I discovered another other variation:

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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2020, 02:29:04 PM »
The first one without a denomination and without a plant or wreath.

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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2020, 08:20:32 AM »
The first one without a denomination and without a plant or wreath.

Yes, here's another type of token, with the letter "B", also interesting:

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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2020, 09:48:01 AM »
See reply #3. Huano = guano; an h is pronounced close to a g in Spanish. Either a harvester's token or a ship loader's token.

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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2020, 11:26:02 AM »
The first one without a denomination and without a plant or wreath.

It is possible that in other variants the denomination was indicated in the center. I came across several descriptions, but there are no photographs in all the reference books.

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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2020, 11:30:37 AM »
I pasted the description in the magazine with the picture, and I assume that this is the correct illustration for one side:
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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2020, 11:44:44 AM »
You may notice that tokens with a star have different designs:
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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2020, 01:40:41 PM »
It is possible that in other variants the denomination was indicated in the center. I came across several descriptions, but there are no photographs in all the reference books.

If these tokens are indeed all related to guano handling, which seems likely, they would not have a money denomination. At best, you would see some weight or quantitative indication like 30 kilograms or 1 bale.

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Re: Chincha Islands, Peru
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2020, 06:11:57 PM »
If these tokens are indeed all related to guano handling, which seems likely, they would not have a money denomination. At best, you would see some weight or quantitative indication like 30 kilograms or 1 bale.

I found indications of the existence of denominations such as 20 centavos:

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