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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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Pre-Republic (1870-1898)

5 Centavos
1872-1883

Standard banknote
P# 29
5 Centavos
1896

Standard banknote
71 × 36 mm
P# 45
10 Centavos
1872-1883

Standard banknote
P# 30
10 Centavos
1897

Standard banknote
P# 52
20 Centavos
1897

Standard banknote
P# 53
25 Centavos
1872-1876

Standard banknote
P# 31
50 Centavos
1869

Standard banknote
P# 54
50 Centavos
1872-1876

Standard banknote
P# 32
50 Centavos
1889

Standard banknote
P# 33
50 Centavos
1896

Standard banknote
90 × 42 mm
P# 46
1 Peso
1872-1883

Standard banknote
P# 27
1 Peso
1896

Standard banknote
94 × 45 mm
P# 47
1 Peso
(1905)

Standard banknote
P# 65
2 Pesos
(1905)

Standard banknote
P# 66
3 Pesos
1872-1883

Standard banknote
P# 28
5 Pesos
1891

Standard banknote
P# 39
5 pesos
1896-1897

Standard banknote
118 × 70 mm
P# 48
5 Pesos
(1905)

Standard banknote
P# 67
10 Pesos
1891

Standard banknote
P# 40
Available for swap
10 Pesos
1896

Standard banknote
158 × 92 mm
P# 49
10 Pesos
(1905)

Standard banknote
P# 68
20 Pesos
1891

Standard banknote
P# 41
50 Pesos
1891

Standard banknote
P# 42
50 Pesos
1896

Standard banknote
P# 50
100 Pesos
1891

Standard banknote
P# 43
200 Pesos
1891

Standard banknote
P# 44
500 Pesos
1896

Standard banknote
P# 51A
1000 Pesos
1896

Standard banknote
P# 51B

Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)

100 Centavos = 1 Peso

1 Peso (Certificados de Plata Issue)
1934-1949

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 69
Available for swap
1 Peso
1949-1960

Standard banknote
155 × 67 mm
P# 77
1 Peso
1953

Commemorative note : 100 Aniversary of Cuban National Hero Jose Marti
156 × 67 mm
P# 86
1 Peso
1956-1958

Standard banknote
130 × 56 mm
P# 87
1 Peso
1959

Standard banknote
132 × 57 mm
P# 90
1 Peso
1961-1965

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 94
Available for swap
1 Peso
1967-1988

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 102
Available for swap
1 Peso
1975

Commemorative note : 15th. Anniversary of Nationalization of Banking (1960-1975).
150 × 70 mm
P# 106
1 Peso
1995

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 112
Available for swap
1 Peso (Watermark "BCC")
2001-2005

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 121
1 Peso
2003

Commemorative note : 150th Birth Anniversary of Cuban National Hero.
150 × 70 mm
P# 125
Available for swap
3 Pesos
1983-2004

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 107
Available for swap
3 Pesos
1995

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 113
Available for swap
3 Pesos
2004-2006

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 127
5 Pesos (Certificados de Plata)
1934-1949

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 70
5 Pesos
1949-1950

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 78
Available for swap
5 Pesos
1958-1960

Standard banknote
145 × 63 mm
P# 91
5 Pesos
1960

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 92
5 Pesos
1967-1990

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 103
5 Pesos
1991

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 108
Available for swap
5 Pesos
1997-2017

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 116
10 Pesos (Certificados de Plata)
1934-1948

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 71
Available for swap
10 Pesos
1949-1960

Standard banknote
157 × 67 mm
P# 79
Available for swap
10 Pesos
1956-1960

Standard banknote
160 × 67 mm
P# 88
10 Pesos
1961-1965

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 96
Available for swap
10 Pesos
1967-1989

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 104
10 Pesos
1991

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 109
Available for swap
10 Pesos
1997-2015

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 117
20 Pesos (Certificados de Plata)
1934-1948

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 72
Available for swap
20 pesos
1949-1960

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 80
20 Pesos
1961-1965

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 97
20 Pesos
1971-1990

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 105
20 Pesos
1991

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 110
20 Pesos
1998-2002

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 118
20 Pesos
2003

Commemorative note : 50th Anniversary of the Moncada Assault
150 × 70 mm
P# 126
Available for swap
20 Pesos
2004-2017

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 122
50 Pesos (Certificados de Plata)
1934-1948

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 73
Available for swap
50 Pesos
1950-1960

Standard banknote
157 × 66 mm
P# 81
50 Pesos
1961

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 98
50 Pesos
1990

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 111
50 Pesos
1998-2001

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 119
Available for swap
50 Pesos
2002-2016

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 123
100 Pesos (Certificados de Plata)
1936-1948

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 74
100 Pesos
1950-1958

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 82
100 Pesos
1959-1960

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 93
100 Pesos
2000

Commemorative note : 50th anniversary of central banking in Cuba
150 × 70 mm
P# 120
Available for swap
100 Pesos
2001

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 124
100 Pesos
2004-2016

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 129
200 Pesos
2010-2018

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 130, TBB# 916
500 Pesos
1950

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 83
500 Pesos
2010

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 131, TBB# 917
500 Pesos
2019

Commemorative note : 500th Anniversary of the Foundation of the city of Havana
150 × 70 mm
1 000 Pesos
1950

Standard banknote
156 × 67 mm
P# 84
1 000 Pesos
2010

Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 132, TBB# 918

INTUR (visitor's coinage, 1981-1989)

1 Peso "A" (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX1
1 Peso "B" (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX6
1 Peso "C" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Round "C")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX11
1 Peso "C" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Narrow "C")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX19
1 Peso "D" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Round "D")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX27
1 Peso "D" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Narrow "D")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX32
3 Pesos "A" (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX2
3 Pesos "C" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Round "C")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX12
3 Pesos "C" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Narrow "C")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX20
3 Pesos "D" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Round "D")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX28
3 Pesos "D" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Narrow "D")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX33
5 Pesos "A" (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX3
5 Pesos "B" (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX7
5 Pesos "C" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Round "C")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX13
5 Pesos "C" (Foreign Exchange Certificate-Narrow "C")
(1985)

Local banknote : Foreign Exchange Certificates
135 × 62 mm
P# FX21

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