The Currency Club can supply you with Chilean Pesos at the best exchange rates prior to your trip. Before you jet away, read a little on the history of the Chilean currency below.
The Chilean Peso has been in existence since 1817 and was initially pegged against the British Pound during the adoption of the Gold Standard. More recently the Chilean Peso was pegged against the USD dollar within a floating range mechanism. Only recently has the Chilean peso been allowed to freely float against the US Dollar; however the Chilean Government does at times intervene to protect the value of their currency against excessive depreciation.
The Chilean Peso comes in a variety of bills so when you look to buy Chilean Pesos look out for the following: 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 bills.
Many Chileans have informal names for Chilean Peso banknotes and sometimes they are named after a distinguished citizen printed on it. Names such as the following:
1000 - luca
5000 - Gabriela
10,000 - Arturo