100 Pesos

Features

Country Cuba
Issuing bank National Bank of Cuba
Period First Republic (1902-1906, 1909-1959)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1959-1960
Value 100 Pesos (100 CUP)
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Paper
Size 156 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 08-04-1961
References P# 93
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Francisco Aguilera in oval frame, at center.
Color: black and violet.
Serial: black.
on left, red seal of the National Bank of Cuba.

Lettering:
100 100
BANCO NACIONAL DE CUBA
CIEN
100 PESOS
AGUILERA
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:
100 100
National Bank of Cuba
One hundred
100 Pesos
Aguilera
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

Coat of arms at center, in round frame. Denomination on left and right. Country name on top.
Color: violet.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
100 100
PESOS PESOS
100 100
CIEN PESOS
ESTE BILLETE TIENE CURSO LEGAL Y FUERZA LIBERATORIA ILIMITADA, DE ACUERDO CON LA LEY, PARA EL PAGO DE TODA OBLIGACION CONTRAIDA O ACUMPLIR EN EL TERRITORIO NACIONAL.

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
100 100
Pesos Pesos
100 100
One hundred Pesos
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

Francisco Vicente Aguilera was a Cuban landowner, possibly the richest on the eastern region of Cuba, that he inherited from his father, but owing to his studies and travels, had ideas against monarch system, against slavery and was preoccupied about the life conditions of his countrymen.

Aguilera participated in the first Cuban uprisings towards gaining independence from colonial regime, and he spent most of his fortune supporting the revolutionary movement.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1959  97% P# 93a - Issued note, signatures: Felipe Pazos Roque & Rufo López Fresquet
1959  0% P# 93s1 - Specimen, perforated: SPECIMEN
1960  3% P# 93b - Issued note, signatures: Ernesto "Che" Guevara & Rolando Díaz Astaraín
1960  0% P# 93s2 - Specimen, perforated: SPECIMEN

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