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Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1963-2015
Value 1 Centavo
0.01 CUP = 0.00039 USD
Metal Aluminium
Weight 0.75 g
Diameter 16.76 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 33, Y# 27, Schön# 31, Schön# A31
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms. Circular legend with country name on top, circular legend with face value in letters. Line of denticles close to rim.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• UN CENTAVO •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
One Centavo

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

Value in Roman numeral within circle over a five-pointed star.
Motto, 1963-1982: "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD" (Fatherland and Freedom)
Motto, 1983-present: "PATRIA O MUERTE" (Fatherland or Death)
Date on excergue, line of denticles close to rim.

Lettering:
PATRIA Y LIBERTAD
I
• 1978 •

Translation:
Fatherland and Freedom
1
1978

Edge

Smooth

Comments

1963-1988 minted at Leningrado
1998-date minted at La Habana

Main variant differences:
Obverse:



Left is for 33.1 & 33.2; right is for 33.3
On newer design branches are shorter and are closer to shield, strip lines on bottom left of shield are more separated, and the plain ones are depressed; less detailed shield and dots between legends are bigger.

Reverse:

On left: 33.1 reads "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD";
On right:  33.2 & 33.3 read "PATRIA O MUERTE"

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1963  200,020,000 0.28 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1966  50,000,000 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1969  50,000,000 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1970  50,000,000 0.48 1.75 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1971  49,960,000 0.29 1.98 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1972  100,000,000 0.42 1.65 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1978  50,000,000 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1979  100,000,000 0.11 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1981  100,000,000 0.35 1.38 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1982  50,000,000 KM#33.1 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1983  50,000,000 KM#33.2 "PATRIA O MUERTE" normal font
1983  3,996,076 KM#33.2 "PATRIA O MUERTE" smaller font on reverse
1984  75,000,000 KM#33.2 "PATRIA O MUERTE"
1985  40,000,000 KM#33.2 "PATRIA O MUERTE"
1986  37,000,000 KM#33.2 "PATRIA O MUERTE"
1987  100,000,000 0.88 0.39 KM#33.2 "PATRIA O MUERTE"
1988  25,000,000 KM#33.2 "PATRIA O MUERTE"
1998  12,000,000 KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2001  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2002  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2003  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2004  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2005  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2006  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2007  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2008  1.01 KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2010  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2012  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2013  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2014  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE", shield varieties
2015  KM#33.3 "PATRIA O MUERTE"

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