1 Peso

Features

Country Cuba
Issuing bank National Bank of Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1959
Value 1 Peso (1 CUP)
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Paper
Size 132 × 57 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 08-04-1961
References P# 90
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Portrait of José Martí on right, in oval frame; Martí talking "Con todos y para el bien de todos" on center (see comments), face value on right, issuer name on top.
Color: blue and black.
Serials: red
seal of National Bank of Cuba on left, on back of face value.

Lettering:
BANCO NACIONAL DE CUBA
UN PESO
JOSÉ MARTÍ
GARANTIZADO INTEGRAMENTE CON EL ORO, CAMBIO EXTRANJERO
CONVERTIBLE EN ORO Y TODOS LOS DEMÁS ACTIVOS DEL BANCO NACIONAL DE CUBA.
ESTE BILLETE CONSTITUYE UNA OBLIGACIÓN DEL ESTADO CUBANO.

Translation:
National Bank of Cuba
One Peso
José Martí
Fully Guaranteed with the gold, foreign exchange.
Convertible into gold and all the other assets of the National Bank of Cuba
This note constitutes an obligation of the Cuban State.

Engravers: Thomas De La Rue, Company

Reverse

Cuban coat of arms at center, Sugar cane production scenes: Cane harvesting on left, industrial process on right. country name on top, face value in numbers and letters on both ends.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
1 1
UN PESO
UN PESO
1 1
ESTE BILLETE TIENE CURSO LEGAL Y FUERZA LIBERATORIA ILIMITADA, DE ACUERDO CON LA LEY,
PARA EL PAGO DE TODA OBLIGACIÓN CONTRAÍDA O A CUMPLIR EN EL TERRITORIO NACIONAL.

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
1 1
One Peso
One Peso
1 1
This note is legal tender and has unlimited liberatory force, in accordance with the law,
for payment of all obligations, contracted or to be fulfilled, on the whole national territory

Comments

Printer: TDLR

The central image on obverse shows José Martí when he gave lecture to his work: "Con Todos y por el Bien de Todos" (With All and for the good of All), at Tampa. Florida, on Nov. 26., 1893, encouraging to join the revolutionary movement to gain Cuban independence. This work was reprinted in Spanish, on periodicals and newspapers, on the following days, all across the United States.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1959  100% P# 90a - Issued note.
1959  0% P# 90r - Replacement, small crosslet in place of prefix letter
1959  0% P# 90s - Specimen, perforated: SPECIMEN

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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