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10 Centavos

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Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1994-2018
Value 10 Centavos
0.1 CUC = 0.10 USD
Currency Convertible peso (visitor's coinage, 1994-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 576,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 714
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

Comments

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:
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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  0.35 0.44 0.66 0.93 KM#576.1 (medal alignment)
1996  0.25 0.55 0.76 1.43 KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
1999  0.24 0.31 0.63 1.90 KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2000  0.37 0.32 0.44 0.55 1.70 KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2002  0.24 0.58 KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2003  KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2008  0.41 0.41 0.56 KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2009  0.31 0.31 1.95 KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2013  KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2016  KM#576.2 (coin alignment)
2017 
2018 

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