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5 Pesos Ernesto Che Guevara

5 Pesos (Ernesto Che Guevara) -  obverse5 Pesos (Ernesto Che Guevara) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1999
Value 5 Pesos
5 CUC = 5.00 USD
Currency Convertible peso (visitor's coinage, 1994-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel plated steel center in brass plated steel ring
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.64 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 730
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

40th. anniversary of Guevara as BNC President

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms, circular legends: name of the country above, and face value in words below.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
CINCO PESOS CONVERTIBLES

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
Five Convertible Pesos

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber

Charles Edward Barber was the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1879 until his death in 1917. Although Barber's coins were met with mixed reviews, he had a long and fruitful career in coinage, designing most of the coins used at the mint during his time as Chief Engraver.

Reverse

Bust of Ernesto "Che" Guevara facing right, face value on right, circular legend: Guevara´s full name below, date on bottom

Lettering:
ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA DE LA SERNA
5
1999

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This is the only bimetallic coin on Convertible Peso series; also the only showing "PESOS CONVERTIBLES" in face value.
Was minted as commemoration for the 40 years of the promotion of Guevara to President of the Banco Nacional de Cuba, but the event is not mentioned in the coin; therefore, should be considered the only commemorative circulating coin minted after the Revolution of 1959. Coin was minted on 1999, but issued on 2004 (45th. anniversary of the event).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  16.99 Issued on 2004

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