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1000 Pesos 2008, Chile

in Krause book Number: 154
Years of issue: 2008
Edition: --
Signatures: Presidente: Jose Fernando de Gregorio Rebeco, Gerente General: Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva (2008 - 2011)
Serie: Serie 1994 - 2007
Specimen of: 06.1978
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 145 x 70
Printer: Tumba Bruk (Crane and Co.), Tumba, Sweden

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1000 Pesos 2008




Located to the left, no printing over it, the watermark consists of a portrait of Captain Ignacio Carrera Pinto, facing forward.


1000 Pesos 2008

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 kepis bears the number 6.

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.

In the middle, and surrounded by laurel wreaths, is a copy of the amphora that contains the hearts of the Heroes of La Concepción, which is displayed to admirers in Santiago's Cathedral.

Below, there's a border of acanthus leaves.


The acanthus is one of the most common plant forms to make foliage ornament and decoration.

In architecture, an ornament may be carved into stone or wood to resemble leaves from the Mediterranean species of the Acanthus genus of plants, which have deeply cut leaves with some similarity to those of the thistle and poppy. Both Acanthus mollis and the still more deeply cut Acanthus spinosus have been claimed as the main model, and particular examples of the motif may be closer in form to one or the other species; the leaves of both are in any case, rather variable in form. The motif is found in decoration in nearly every medium.

The title "BANCO CENTRAL DE CHILE" appears at the top on two lines. The number "1000" appears in different sizes and styles in the top right- and bottom left-hand corners. The wording "MIL PESOS" (one thousand pesos) appears in the center at the base of the amphora. The year of printing appears immediately below.

On the bottom part on the edge of the acanthus border, the words "PRESIDENTE" (President) and "GERENTE GENERAL" (General Manager) are printed to the left and right, respectively, with their respective signatures above.In the bottom right-hand corner a ribbon bears the name "IGNACIO CARRERA PINTO".

The serial letters followed by seven digits are printed on the top left-hand corner. This serial is duplicated in smaller print to the right of the main motif. On the lower border and to the center, the banknote sometimes carries the imprint "CASA DE MONEDA DE CHILE". Otherwise it remains blank.Security Strip includes background guilloches. Both sides of the front of the banknote carry a number that corresponds to the location of the banknote in the sheet.


1000 Pesos 2008

The Monument to the Heroes of La ConcepciónThe main motif is an image of the Monument to the Heroes of La Concepción, surrounded by trees and clouds. The sculpture, by Rebeca Matte, is physically located in the Avda. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, the main street through Santiago.

The caption "CHILE A SUS HÉROES" ("Chile, to its heroes") appears in white to the right of the image.

The title "BANCO CENTRAL DE CHILE" appears on the upper part. The wording "MIL PESOS" (one thousand pesos) appears on two lines and in white in the bottom right-hand corner, while the other three corners bear the number "1000" in different sizes and styles. The rest of the back is made up of Security Strip ornaments, backgrounds and guilloches.


Printing Process: Offset, Intaglio and Typograph.

The raised print:

The technique used in the printing feels thicker to the touch when you run your fingers over it or scratch it gently with your fingernail. You can feel the raised ink on the portrait of Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Captain of the Infantry on the face of the banknote and on the Monument of the Heroes of Concepción on the back of the banknote.

When the banknote is held under ultra-violet light, the paper itself does not glow but small fibers embedded in the paper and scattered randomly across both sides of the note, glow yellow and blue.

On the back of the note a florescent disc will appear on the top right hand side of the main motif when seen under an ultra-violet light.

Security Strip: Vertical and located to the left of the main motif on the front of the banknote and spanning the entire length of the banknote, micro printing repeats the word "MIL" (one thousand) throughout its length.