3 Pesos Convertibles

Features

Country Cuba
Issuing bank National Bank of Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1994
Value 3 Pesos Convertibles (3 CUC)
Currency Convertible peso (1994-2020)
Composition Paper
Size 150 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 01-01-2021
References P# FX38
  • 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

Main statue of the Ernesto "Che" Memorial, placed at Santa Clara.Issuer name on top left, face value in letters, at center; and numbers only on lower left and upper right. Seal of Central Bank of Cuba at left. Series (2 letters+2 digits) red on top left, black on top right. Serial numbers: red vertical on left, horizontal black on right, below 5-pointed star.

Lettering:
BANCO
NACIONAL DE CUBA
TRES
PESOS
pesos convertibles
GARANTIZADO INTEGRAMENTE POR VALORES INTERNACIONALES
DE LIBRE CONVERTIBILIDAD. ES CANJEABLE POR DIVISAS LIBREMENTE
CONVERTIBLES EN EL BANCO NACIONAL DE CUBA
MONUMENTO A
ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA

Translation:
National
Bank of Cuba
Three Pesos
Convertible Pesos
Totally guaranteed with international values
of free convertibility. Can be swapped to free convertible
currencies at the National Bank of Cuba.
Monument to
Ernesto "Che" Guevara ("Che" is Argentinean expression meaning like "Hey, you!"

Reverse

Arms at center, country name on top, face value in numbers and letters on top right, only number on lower left, below 5-pointed star.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
3
PESOS CONVERTIBLES
3

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
3
Convertible Pesos
3

Watermark

José Martí

Comments

Printer: Thomas de la Rue - London

The monument shown in banknote is part of the Guevara's Memorial, with official name Conjunto Escultórico Memorial Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara (Sculpture complex, Commander Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial), placed at Santa Clara, that includes this high statue, 6.7m. high, placed on  8m. basement; a big wall, with images of Gevara and fellows; and 2 smaller monoliths, smaller showing a qupte from Guevara, and the teller one with the letter he left to Fidel Castro when left Cuba. Sculptures are placed over the Che Guevara Mausoleum, where are buried his remains and of several other fellows. Mausoleum is also connected to Guevara's museum, showing several articles used by him and during the Revolution, as well as images of different moments of his life.
Placement of the Complex was selected as in this city Guevara's forces defeated on December 31st, 1958 last remaining resistance of Fulgencio Batista, current dictator of Cuba.

        
(Images courtesy of adanieluy)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  100% Issued note. Signature: Hector Rodriguez Llompart
1994  0% Specimen

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