Paper, Crisp UNC P NEW with security strip
146 x 69 mm (5-3/4” x 2-3/4”)
OBVERSE: In 1879, Chile went to war against Peru and Bolivia, known as the War of the Pacific. The portrait on this mil pesos note is of Captain Ignacio Carrera Pinto (1848–1882), head of the Chilean Army 4th Company of Chacabuco. He was the great grandson of Chilean President Francisco Antonio Pinto (served from 1827 to 1829) and great nephew of Chilean President Aníbal Pinto Garmendia (served from 1876 to 1881). Captain Pinto perished in the Battle of La Concepción (July 9‒10, 1882), along with his detachment of 77 men, against a Peruvian force of 400.
In the center is a wreathed urn with a medal of valor on a plaque, and to the left is a watermark with the mirrored portrait of Pinto. Banco Central de Chile minted these 1000-peso bills in 2009 but began issuing them in 2010.
REVERSE: Featured on the reverse is a depiction of the statue “CHILE A SUS HEROES,” a tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Santiago de Chile (1541). On the right, above “MIL PESOS,” is the Pinto watermark.