500 Pesos

Features

Country Cuba
Issuing bank National Bank of Cuba
Period First Republic (1902-1906, 1909-1959)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1950
Value 500 Pesos (500 CUP)
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Paper
Size 156 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 04-07-1959
References P# 83
  • 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 Salvador Cisneros Betancourt in oval frame, at center.
Color: black and red.
Serial: red.
on left, red seal of the National Bank of Cuba.

Lettering:
500 PESOS 500 PESOS
BANCO NACIONAL DE CUBA
QUINIENTOS
500 PESOS
SALVADOR CISNEROS BETANCOURT
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:
500 Pesos 500 Pesos
National Bank of Cuba
Five hundred
500 Pesos
Salvador Cisneros Betancourt
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: red.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
500 500
PESOS PESOS
500 500
QUINIENTOS 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
500 500
Pesos Pesos
500 500
Five 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

Salvador Cisneros Betancourt was a Cuban patriot who took part in the Independence wars, and was the only person to be twice President of the Cuban Armed Republic (República de Cuba en Armas), first as replacement of deposed President and absent Vicepresident, and second elected.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1950  P# 83a - Issued note. Signatures: Felipe Pazos Roque & José M. Bosch Lamarque
1950  P# 83s - Specimen

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