CHILE
    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Chile was doing a lot of mining and making a lot of tokens.  There are hundreds of types recorded in the references, none of which are complete.  Of particular interest to many are the few hundred types of tokens made out of vulcanite, hardened rubber, and a few of bakelite, an early plastic.  Some of these are large, some multicolor, some rare.
"ND" = no date

CHILE, 50mm, black bakelite, R-Ant74, ND (1912), SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES MINES DE CUIVRE COLLAHUASI LA GRANDE / 5 PESOS..., copper mine, AU $75.00 sold 4/30/2011
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CHILE, 30mm vulcanite, black, R-nl (should be Ant76), ND (1912), SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES MINES DE CUIVRE COLLAHUASI LA GRANDE / 50 CENTAVOS VALE POR 50 CENTAVOS DE MERCADERIAS PULPERIA, flaw, XF $20.00 sold 4/30/2011
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CHILE, 31mm vulcanite, green-black-green, R-Ant8, CIA SALITRERE EL PEÑON OFICINA SAN GREGORIO / $1, VF $16.00
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CHILE, 45mm red-brown vulcanite, R-nl (see p. 336), COMPANIA CHILENA DE SALITRES ROSARIO 363794 / $2 (all incuse), light scratches, XF $36.00 sold 4/30/2011
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CHILE, 40mm vulcanite, green/black/tan, R-Ant26, ND (1904-5),  $2, COMPANIA DE SALITRES DE ANTOFAGASTA / monogram, stamped #49912, bit of removable glue, XF $16.00 sold
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-I also have #8!  Same price. sold 4/30/2011
 
 
 
 
 

CHILE, 40mm vulcanite, blue/black/blue,  R-Ant27,  ND (1904-5)  $2, COMPANIA DE SALITRES DE ANTOFAGASTA / monogram, stamped #, apparently given a graphite coating?,  # 7261, XF $16.00 sold 4/30/2011
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CHILE, 40mm vulcanite, blue/black/blue, R-Ant27var, ND (1904-5), $2, COMPANIA DE SALITRES DE ANTOFAGASTA / monogram, stamped #, (all incuse),  I have # 25236, 35116 (flaws), & 40360, XF @ $16.00
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CHILE, 35mm vulcanite, blue/black/red-brown, R-Ant28, ND (c. 1904), $1, COMPANIA DE SALITRES DE ANTOFAGASTA / monogram, stamped #,  #99678 (very high #), XF-AU $16.00 sold
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CHILE, 44.5mm brass, R-Ant12, 1, COMPANIA SALITRERA ALEMANA, OFICINA ALEMANA / 1, VALE PARA LA PULPERIA, nitrate mine, nicks, spots, VG $45.00
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CHILE, 45mm vulcanite, red, R-Ant124, ND (1903), H.B.S. Y CIA, ESTE VALE SE CANJEA SOLAMENTE EN LA PULPERIA / 1, OFICINA EMPRESA, #237567, XF $20.00 sold 4/30/2011
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CHILE, 45mm vulcanite, blue/black/red-brown, R-Ant124var., ND (1903), H.B.S. Y CIA, ESTE VALE SE CANJEA SOLAMENTE EN LA PULPERIA / 1, OFICINA EMPRESA, 237567, XF $25.00
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CHILE, 32mm vulcanite, tan/black/tan, R-Ara3, ND (1910), C.A.L., COLICO MERCADERIAS / UNO, XF $10.00
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CHILE, 32mm vulcanite, tan/black/tan, R-Ara15, ND (1910), C.A.L., PLEGARIAS MERCADERIAS / UNO, XF $10.00
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CHILE, 41mm vulcanite, green/black/green, R-Ccp28var., 1920 COMPANIA DE LOTA Y CORONEL, LOTA, VALE POR 1 KILO DE CARNE / ALMACEN No 2, LOTA ALTO, 1920, AU-Unc $25.00
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CHILE, 33mm pink bakelite, R-Sgo5var., ND(1895-1910), CLUB DE SETIEMBRE, SANTIAGO, stamped # / 2 PESOS, I have # 2575 & 3011, Unc $13.00 sold
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CHILE, 41mm vulcanite, olive/black/olive, R-nl (Tpc13 series), ND, SABIONCELLO Y SARGO, OF. BRAC / $1, XF $14.00 sold
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CHILE, 21mm vulcanite, blue/black/blue, R-Tpc98var., ND, THE COLORADO NITRATE CO. LTD, C.B. / 10¢, AU-Unc $6.00
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CHILE, AL35, R-Tpc151, ND, OFICINA SAN ANTONIO CIA DE SAL Y F C DE JUNIN, PULPERIA / $1, XF-AU $21.00 sold 4/30/2011
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CHILE, AL40, R-Tpc150, ND, OFICINA SAN ANTONIO CIA DE SAL Y F C DE JUNIN, PULPERIA / $2, spot, XF $21.00 sold 4/30/2011
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CHILE, 39mm plastic, yellow, R-nl (Vpo-25 location), ND (1930s?), CASINO M., VINA DEL MAR, 100 / same, XF, bits of dirt $6.00 sold 7/26/2012
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CHILE, 16mm brass, R-nl, (Chi12 location), ND, VINA CONCHA Y TORO S.A., 30 / blank, thick numbers (1mm sides of 0), XF $7.00 sold 4/30/2011
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CHILE, 35mm vulcanite, green/black/green, R-nl, ND, OFICINA CHILE, 50 / VALE PARA LA PULPERIA, 50, AU $21.00
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CHILE, 45mm vulcanite, green/black/black, ND, COMPANIA SALITRERA "EL LOA" OFICINA ANITA / $1, R-ant154, slightly malformed edge, AU-Unc $13.00
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CHILE, 45mm bakelite, cream, R-nl, ND, (1940s-50s?), C.R. LAUTARO / 100, probably gaming chip, XF $6.00 sold 9/7/2007
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CHILE, 35x50mm plastic, red with yellow paint, R-nl, ND (1920s-30s?), 2.00 CIRCULO ISRAELITA in wavy double frame / CI in star of David, VF $15.00 sold
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