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Cuba is the biggest island of the Antilles, at Caribs sea, placed in a privileged position between Miami and Yucatan peninsulas. During colonies time, it was a very valuable point of contact to Europe, hence the nickname of "Key of the Caribs", illustrated on their coat of arms showing a key between 2 peninsulas, and by the Cuban minthouse mark being a key. During colonial times, Cuba did not have an own minthouse, and received scarce sending of coins from Mexico mint, known as "Situados". These were not enough, and many Spanish coins were used, mainly from Seville mint, so they were called "Sevillanas". Those coins had a real value lower then the colonial minted ones, but they were exchanged at same value of colonial coins. To avoid this, in 1841, many were countermarked to "clean" the circulating coinage. On 1741, during the siege to Santiago de Cuba, copper coins were minted - the first in Americas. First Cuban coin is considered to be the "Peso Souvenir", minted to finance the freedom campaign on 1897. Minted in the US, "1 Peso" was replaced with "Souvenir" word. The following year same type of coins were minted displaying a "1 Peso" face value. First coinage from Cuba as independent country started with 1915 and 1916 series, including copper-nickel, silver and gold coins. These were engraved by the famous Edward Barber, from the US, and the obverse is still used on actual coins. From 1994, Cuba has double currency, the original Peso Cubano (CUP) from 1915, that never changed (copper-nickel coins still are legal tender), and the Peso Convertible (CUC) originally intended to be used by visitors and Cubans living overseas. CUC is commonly paired to USD value, and CUP is about 1/25 CUC. From a few years ago, government is considering to return to use only 1 currency. Today Cuba strikes all its circulating coins and most of the commemorative issues through its own minthouse, that started production on 1977. Cuba has maintained the design of circulating coins, with minor changes, and introduced 2 bimetallic coins of 5 CUC in 2004 (dated 1999), and 5 CUP in 2016. More noticeable differences are found on commemorative circulating issues. Cuba hase produced a huge variety of commemorative coins from 1977, based on themes such as sports, Cuban history, monuments, flora & fauna, FAO, Hispanic-American themes, etc. Read more

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Cuba - Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)

100 Centavos = 1 Peso

100 Pesos (200th Anniversary of French Revolution - Liberty) – obverse
100 Pesos (200th Anniversary of French Revolution - Liberty) – reverse
100 Pesos (200th Anniversary of French Revolution - Liberty)
1989
Non circulating coin: 200th Anniversary of French Revolution
Gold (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 319
100 Pesos (200th Anniversary of French Revolution - Bastille) – obverse
100 Pesos (200th Anniversary of French Revolution - Bastille) – reverse
100 Pesos (200th Anniversary of French Revolution - Bastille)
1989
Non circulating coin: 200th Anniversary of French Revolution
Gold (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 320
100 Pesos (Marti and Castro) – obverse
100 Pesos (Marti and Castro) – reverse
100 Pesos (Marti and Castro)
1989
Non circulating coin: 30th Anniversary of Revolution Series IV
Gold (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
100 Pesos (Gold's Tower) – obverse
100 Pesos (Gold's Tower) – reverse
100 Pesos (Gold's Tower)
1992
Non circulating coin: Spain's Year, Series II
Gold (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 384
100 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary) – obverse
100 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary) – reverse
100 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary)
1993
Non circulating coin: 40th. Anniversary of Moncada Barracs attack.
Gold (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 537
100 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti; Trial Strike) – obverse
100 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti; Trial Strike) – reverse
100 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti; Trial Strike)
1993
Pattern: Bolivar and Marti, Fathers of the Americanism
Gold (.999) • 62.2 g • ⌀ 38 mm
100 Pesos (Heroic Guerrilla Fighter) – obverse
100 Pesos (Heroic Guerrilla Fighter) – reverse
100 Pesos (Heroic Guerrilla Fighter)
1997
Non circulating coin: 30th. Anniversary of Ernesto "Che" Guevara death.
Gold (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 930
100 Pesos (Centenary of Marti's death) – obverse
100 Pesos (Centenary of Marti's death) – reverse
100 Pesos (Centenary of Marti's death)
2001
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 822
200 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti; Piedfort) – obverse
200 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti; Piedfort) – reverse
200 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti; Piedfort)
1993
Non circulating coin: Bolivar and Marti, Fathers of the Americanism
Gold (.900) • 62.2 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# P56
200 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti) – obverse
200 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti) – reverse
200 Pesos (Bolivar and Marti)
1993
Non circulating coin: Bolivar and Marti, Fathers of the Americanism
Gold (.900) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 542
200 Pesos (Apatosaurus) – obverse
200 Pesos (Apatosaurus) – reverse
200 Pesos (Apatosaurus)
1993
Non circulating coin: Prehistoric Animals Seies
Gold (.900) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 543
200 Pesos (Chalicotherium) – obverse
200 Pesos (Chalicotherium) – reverse
200 Pesos (Chalicotherium)
1993
Non circulating coin: Prehistoric Animals Series
Gold (.900) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 544
500 Pesos (Christopher Columbus) – obverse
500 Pesos (Christopher Columbus) – reverse
500 Pesos (Christopher Columbus)
1990
Non circulating coin: Latin-American Figures Series I
Gold (.999) • 155.5 g • ⌀ 60 mm
KM# 457
500 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary) – obverse
500 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary) – reverse
500 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary)
1993
Non circulating coin: 40th. Anniversary of Moncada Barracs attack.
Platinum (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 605
500 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary) – obverse
500 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary) – reverse
500 Pesos (40th. Moncada Anniversary)
1993
Non circulating coin: 40th. Anniversary of Moncada Barracs attack.
Gold (.999) • 155.5 g • ⌀ 60 mm
KM# 917

Cuba - INTUR (visitor's coinage, 1981-1989)

1 Centavo (INTUR) – obverse
1 Centavo (INTUR) – reverse
1 Centavo (INTUR)
1988
Copper-nickel • 2.90 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 409, Schön# 705
1 Centavo (INTUR) – obverse
1 Centavo (INTUR) – reverse
1 Centavo (INTUR)
1988
Aluminium • 0.8 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 410
5 Centavos (INTUR) – obverse
5 Centavos (INTUR) – reverse
5 Centavos (INTUR)
1981
Copper-nickel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 411
5 Centavos (INTUR) – obverse
5 Centavos (INTUR) – reverse
5 Centavos (INTUR)
1981-1989
Copper-nickel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 412, Schön# 706.2
5 Centavos (INTUR) – obverse
5 Centavos (INTUR) – reverse
5 Centavos (INTUR)
1988
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 413

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