10 Centavos

10 Centavos -  obverse10 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1994-2018
Value 10 Centavos (0.10 CUC)
Currency Convertible peso (1994-2020)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-2021
Number N# 1054
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References KM# 576,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
JMA# MC20,
José María Aledón; 1999. La moneda de Cuba. Dobler Difusiones, Valencia, Spain.
Schön# 714
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms, date below, circular legends: name of the country above, and face value in words below; with 8-sided ring on edge.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
2000
diez centavos

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
2000
ten cents

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

Castillo de la Fuerza, with face value as numerals on upper right, name of the place upper left; with 8-sided ring on edge.

Lettering:
10 ¢
CASTILLO DE LA FUERZA

Translation:
10 ¢ (cents)
Castle of the Force

Edge

Reeded

Mints

Empresa Cubana de Acuñaciones, Havana, Cuba
Sherritt Mint, Fort Saskatchewan, Canada (1927-date)

Comments

IMPORTANT NOTE: After an investigation, it was not possible to confirm the existence of coins with year 2003.
On Krause catalog the coin is listed, but not on other 3 Cuban catalogs checked.
Therefore, if you think you have one of these, please check carefully and correct your listing if is mistakenly registered, or please send picture of the coin to referee, if you really have it.


The Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Castle of the Royal Force/Army), is a 16th century fortress located in Havana; was built during colonial time to control and protect the entrance to Havana Bay.


Known variations on year issues:
1994, minted at Canada: out of the most noticeable difference medal rotation vs. coin rotation on the other years, there are design variations:  Castle blocks are different, roof  is different. Shield details are different.


  
2009: Thick date
2013: Thick and narrow date
2016: Large date
2017: Large date, close to rim

The coin was struck at  Ottawa, Canada on 1994 issue, and at Havana rest of years,  up to date.

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  0.07 0.30 0.19 0.36 0.48 0.77 0.81 46% KM#576.1 (medal alignment)
1996  0.25 0.27 0.60 1.04 1.05 25% KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
1999  0.26 0.35 0.79 0.99 2.02 24% KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2000  0.24 0.36 0.35 0.52 0.60 1.19 40% KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2002  0.24 0.25 0.60 0.30 19% KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2003  0.4% KM#576.2 (coin alignment) (existence need confirmation, see comments section)
2008  0.26 0.30 0.36 0.39 0.77 0.95 23% KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2009  0.36 0.42 0.89 1.43 18% KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2013  0.20 0.77 0.61 1.00 8% KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2016  0.12 0.26 0.38 5% KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2017  0.32 4%
2018  0.17 0.54 3%

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