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10000 Pesos 2009, Chile

in Krause book Number: 164
Years of issue: 31.03.2010
Edition: --
Signatures: Presidente: Jose Fernando de Gregorio Rebeco, Gerente General: Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva (2008 - 2011)
Serie: Serie Bicentenario
Specimen of: 2009
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 141 x 70
Printer: Tumba Bruk (Crane and Co.), Tumba, Sweden

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10000 Pesos 2009

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The portrait of Arturo Prat Chacón. Denomination "10 MIL".

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10000 Pesos 2009

Frigate Captain Arturo Prat ChacónThe engraving on banknote is made after this image of Frigate Captain Arturo Prat Chacón.

Agustín Arturo Prat Chacón (April 3, 1848 - May 21, 1879) was a Chilean lawyer and navy officer. He was killed shortly after boarding the Peruvian armored monitor Huáscar at the Naval Battle of Iquique after the ship under his command, the Esmeralda, was rammed by the Peruvian monitor. Prat, as captain of the Esmeralda, was the first to board the Huáscar.

During his career, Prat had taken part in several major naval engagements, including battles at Papudo (a coastal city north of Valparaíso) (1865), and at the Battle of Abtao (1866), at the islet of Abtao across from Chiloé Island. Following his death, his name became a rallying cry for Chilean forces, and Arturo Prat has since been considered a national hero.

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.

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

Bottom left are two vertical bars for the visually impaired.

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

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10000 Pesos 2009

Andean condor soars above the ridge of the mountains (Cordillera Darwin) and glaciers in the national park Alberto de Agostini.

Alberto Agostini National ParkAlberto de Agostini National Park is a park located in the Chilean part of Tierra del Fuego. It covers 14,600 km2 (5,637 sq mi.) and includes the Cordillera Darwin mountain range. The park is named after Alberto Maria De Agostini, who was an Italian missionary and explorer. Several tidewater glaciers and steep fjords form part of this park.

The area was visited by Charles Darwin. Picturesque areas such as Agostini Fjord were discovered only in the past century.

Vultur gryphusThe Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is a South American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur. Found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America.

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

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

When the note is held up to the light a denomination "10000", which has been partially printed on both sides of the banknote, is revealed.