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20 Centavos José Martí

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

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Features

Country Cuba
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
Weight 6.4 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 31,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Y# 25,
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
Schön# 29
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms (laurel wreath and oak branch are part of the coat of arms design)

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

Comments

Minted at Leningrado,
Cu 75%, Ni 25%.

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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1962  83,860,000 0.43 0.54 0.95 0.86 4.51
1968  25,750,000 0.64 0.57 0.78 1.91

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