1 Peso José Martí Centennial Birth

Features

Country Cuba
Issuing bank National Bank of Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Commemorative note
Year 1953
Value 1 Peso (1 CUP)
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Paper
Size 156 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 08-04-1961
References P# 86
  • 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.

Commemorative issue

100th., Birth Aniversary of Cuban National Hero Jose Marti

Obverse

Portrait of José Martí on left, and allegory of Montecristi Mainfesto on center.
Issuer name o top, red seal of National Bank of Cuba between portrait and allegory.
Color: Black and blue,
Serial: red.

Lettering:
UN PESO UN
BANCO NACIONAL DE CUBA
UN PESO
MANIFIESTO
DE
MONTECRISTI
1895
1 PESO
JOSÉ MARTÍ
CENTENARIO DE MARTÍ CENTENARIO DE 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:
One Peso one
National Bank of Cuba
One Peso
Montecristi
Manifesto
1895
1 Peso
José Martí
Centenary of Martí Centenary of 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.

Engraver: American Bank Note Company (U.S.A.) - ABNC

Reverse

Cuban coat of arms at center, in oval frame, on front of Cuba island silhouette. Country name on top; face value in numbers and letters on both ends. Event dates to left of coat of arms.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
1 1
UN UN
PESO PESO
1853
28 de Enero
1953
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 one
Peso Peso
1853
January 28th.
1953
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: ABNC
This banknote is the first commemorative at Cuba, honoring José Martí's birth centenary. Also refers to Montecristi Manifesto, that is the official document of the Revolutionary Cuban Party, exposing the reasons for Cuban Revolution to gain its Independence. Was written by José Martí and signed by Martí and Máximo Gómez at Montecristi, Dominican Republic, on March 25th., 1895.
Is noticeably the Manifesto clarifies, it's not a fight against Spain, but against the colonial regime.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  P# 86a -Issued note. Signatures: Joaquín Martínez Sáenz & Marino López Blanco
1953  P# 86s - Specimen

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