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1000 Pesos 2013, Chile

in Krause book Number: 161с
Years of issue: 2013
Edition: --
Signatures: Presidente: Rodrigo Vergara, Gerente General: Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva
Serie: Serie Bicentenario
Specimen of: 11.05.2011
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 120 x 70
Printer: Note Printing Australia, Craigieburn, Melbourne

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1000 Pesos 2013

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The portrait of Infantry Captain Ignacio Carrera Pinto.

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Ignacio José Carrera PintoThe engraving on banknote is made after this photo.

The portrait of Infantry Captain Ignacio Carrera Pinto, wearing the uniform, that the Chilean Army used during the Pacific War. His uniform bears the number 6. This portrait does not have kepi, which is on the portrait on 1000 Pesos 2008 Chile.

Ignacio Carrera Pinto (February 5, 1848 - July 9, 1882) is a Chilean hero of the War of the Pacific. Ignacio Carrera Pinto and his 77 men are regarded in Chile as great heroes, and are commonly referred to as "los Héroes de la Concepción.

On July, 1882, Carrera was the head of the Chilean Army's Fourth Company of Chacabuco, formed by 77 men, which was guarding the Peruvian town called La Concepción. Other officials in charge were Julio Montt, Luis Cruz and Arturo Perez Canto. On July 10, 1882, La Concepción was attacked by 400 regular Peruvian soldiers and large groups of natives, which were part of the forces of Andres Caceres, a Peruvian officer which was conducting a guerrilla war.

Despite being greatly outnumbered and out of ammunition, the Chilean soldiers did not surrender. The last Chilean soldiers died charging the well-armed Peruvian army only with their bayonets.

The Carrera family was one of Chile's most influential families and grew considerably in number. Today, the bulk of the family remains in Santiago and the southern Province of the Bio Bio, although a portion is known to have emigrated to Sweden.

Lapageria roseaCentered is stylized Lapageria. Lapageria rosea is the national flower of Chile.

It is genus of flowering plants with only one species, Lapageria rosea, commonly known as Chilean bellflower or copihue. It grows in forests in the southern part of Chile, being part of the Valdivian temperate rain forests flora. The name of the fruit in Mapudungun is actually kopiw (derived from kopün, "being upside down"), which is the etymon of Spanish copihue; the Mapuche call the plant kolkopiw (colcopihue in Spanish, which may also refer to the whole plant). The flower is called kodkülla in the indigenous language.

In center of Lapageria is the sun.

In lower left corner is Antú - the most powerful of the Pillan spirits in the Mapuche mythology. Antú represents the sun and fertility.

Two security threads: Horizontally, along whole field of the banknote, micro printing repeated "Mil Pesos" over the entire length of the strips.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners, in words in top right corner.

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Pair of Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) are in Torres del Paine National Park (Parque Nacional Torres del Paine).

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine Parque Nacional Torres del PaineTorres del Paine National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Torres del Paine) is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km. (70 mi.) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km. (194 mi.) north of Punta Arenas. The park borders Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to the west and the Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentine territory. Paine means "blue" in the native Tehuelche (Aonikenk) language and is pronounced PIE-nay.

Torres del Paine National Park is part of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (National System of Protected Forested Areas of Chile). In 2003, it measured approximately 242,242 hectares. It is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile. The park averages around 150,000 visitors a year, of which 60% are foreign tourists, who come from all over the world.

The park is one of the 11 protected areas of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica (together with four national parks, three national reserves, and three national monuments). Together, the protected forested areas comprise about 51% of the land of the region (6,728,744 hectares).

The Torres del Paine are the distinctive three granite peaks of the Paine mountain range or Paine Massif. They extend up to 2,500 meters above sea level, and are joined by the Cuernos del Paine. The area also boasts valleys, rivers such as the Paine, lakes, and glaciers. The well-known lakes include Grey, Pehoé, Nordenskiöld, and Sarmiento. The glaciers, including Grey, Pingo and Tyndall, belong to the Southern Patagonia Ice Field.

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine Parque Nacional Torres del PaineThe guanaco (Lama guanicoe) is a camelid native to South America that stands between 1.0 and 1.2 m. (3 ft. 3 in. and 3 ft. 11 in.) at the shoulder and weighs about 90 kg (200 lb). The colour varies very little (unlike the domestic llama), ranging from a light brown to dark cinnamon and shading to white underneath. Guanacos have grey faces and small, straight ears. The name guanaco comes from the South American language Quechua word huanaco (modern spelling, "wanaku"). Young guanacos are called chulengos.

The guanaco is an animal native to the arid, mountainous regions of South America. They are found in the altiplano of Peru, Bolivia and Chile . In Argentina, they are more numerous in Patagonian regions, as well as in places such as the Torres del Paine National Park, and Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. In these areas, they have more robust populations, since grazing competition from livestock is limited.

A security thread: Vertically, along whole field of the banknote, micro printing repeated "Mil Pesos" over the entire length of the strips.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners.

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Security thread is on the left side.

When the note is held up to the light a denomination "1000", which has been partially printed on both sides of the banknote, is revealed.

The obverse of banknotes, in the center left of the portraits, has a stylized image of a national symbol of Chile - corazón del copihue or Chilean bellflower. The local name is Copihue, and the image on the note usually referred to as the "Heart of Copihue".