Two Easter Island coins were released for 2008. The 27
mm .999 fine silver 2000 Peso commemorates the 60th anniversary of the
Chilean sailing ship the Esmeralda. The ship, pictured on the reverse of the
coin, is used as a training vessel by the Chilean Navy. The 27 mm
nickel-plated zinc 1000 Peso pictures a rare, carved wooden tablet featuring
the still undeciphered Rongorongo Easter Island script. The obverse of each
coin features a carved stone head found on the Island. The coins are not
legal tender issues and seems of the produced by Joseph E. Lang.
Mil (100) Pesos. Year:
plated zinc. Diameter:
27.00 mm. Edge:
Osborne Coinage - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Obverse: "Mil Pesos" written in
at top. Undeciphered Rongorongo Easter Island script in center. Date
Reverse: "RAPA NUI" written
left clock-wise. "ISLA DE PASCUA" written right clock-wise.
Minted Years: One