20 Centavos José Martí

20 Centavos (José Martí) -  obverse20 Centavos (José Martí) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1962-1968
Value 20 Centavos
0.2 CUP = 0.0078 USD
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Copper 75%, Nickel 25%)
Weight 6.4 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 1055
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 31,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Y# 25,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.
Schön# 29
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms, country name as curved legend on top, face value in letters as curved legend on bottom.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• VEINTE CENTAVOS •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
Twenty 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

Portrait of José Martí, Cuban National Hero (1853-1895) left, date on left, over right shoulder.

Lettering:
PATRIA O MUERTE
1962

Translation:
Fatherland or Death
1962

Engraver: Esteban Valderrama Peña

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Leningrad Mint, modern-day Saint Petersburg, Russia

Comments

This coin shares the design of the 1953 issue, but without the 100th anniversary legend, that was replaced for the motto "PATRIA O MUERTE", and also was erased the star to left of Marti. On obverse is shown the regular Cuban coat of arms.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1962  83 860 000 0.49 0.74 0.97 1.17 4.14 4.91 85%
1968  25 750 000 0.81 1.06 0.96 2.17 33%

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