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20 Oct 2021

One Cuban rare coin

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Long before the Cuban modern political revolution headed by Fidel Castro, the island had commercial ties with many enterprises in the United States of America, including the Federal Government.

Before 1857, Spanish and Spanish colonial reales circulated in Cuba. From 1857, banknotes were issued specifically for use on Cuba. These were denominated in pesos, with 1 peso = 8 reales. From 1869, notes were also issued denominated in centavos, with 100 centavos = 1 peso. In 1881, the peso was pegged to the U.S. dollar at par. The currency continued to be issued only in paper form until 1915, when the first coins were issued.

In 1915, cupro-nickel 1, 2 and 5 centavos, silver 10, 20 and 40 centavos and 1 peso, and gold 1, 2, 4, 10 and 20 peso coins were introduced. These coins were designed by Charles E. Barber, who also designed the Barber dimes, quarters, half dollars for the US. The coins were minted at the US mint at Philadelphia.

Type: Cuban Silver 20 Centavos
Cat. Num.: KM# 13.2
Years: 1915 - 1949
Country: Cuba
Period: First Republic
Currency: Cuban Peso
Fa ce Value: 20 Centavos
System: Decimal100 Centavos = 1 Peso
Desgr. / Engr.: Charles E. Barber
Obverse: National arms within wreath,
Reverse: Low relief star, date
belowLegend:PATRIA Y LIBERTAD 5 G. 900 M
Edge: Reeded
Purpose: Circulation

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The bird image included is one of the national birds of Cuba, called "Trogón". It is a beauty to observe and his colors evoke the colors of the Cuban flag.
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Long Beard

Level 5

Well researched on these. I was about to bring up Charles Barber but you included his designs. I'm on the Philippine coinage, no Cuban or South American yet.


Level 4

Great history lesson combo with coins.


Level 7

Great information . This is how we learn. I learned today.


Level 5

Cuba has nice coins in the pre communist days. Thanks


Level 6

Really like circulated coins like this one.


Level 6

Nicely done. Great job on this and a good read. Thanks for sharing.


Level 6

Very nice! Beautiful coin! ; )

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