25 Centavos

25 Centavos - obverse25 Centavos - reverse

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Features

Issuer Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1994-2018
Value 25 Centavos (0.25 CUC)
Currency Convertible peso (1994-2020)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 2021
Number
N#
1056
References KM# 577,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
JMA# MC21,
José María Aledón; 1999. La moneda de Cuba. Dobler Difusiones, Valencia, Spain.
Schön# 715
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg 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.

Escudo Cubano, fecha abajo, leyenda circular: nombre del país arriba, valor facial en letras abajo, con aro de ocho lados al borde.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
2018
veinticinco centavos

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
2018
twenty five centavos

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber Read more on Wikipedia

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

A street in Trinidad, traditional houses and the Church of San Francisco de Asis, face value as numerals on upper right, name of the town on center left.

Una calle de Trinidad, casa tradicionales y la iglesia de San Francisco de Asís, valor facial en número arriba derecha, nombre de la localidad centro izquierda.

Script: Latin

Lettering: TRINIDAD 25¢

Edge

Reeded.

Estriado.

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 years 2009 and 2016.
On Krause catalog the coins are not listed, nor on other three 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.


1994, minted at Canada: out of the most noticeable difference: medal rotation vs. coin rotation on the other years, there are design variations:
On obverse, shield has variations and fonts are slightly different; on reverse, Church and houses drawing have differences.




Normal and Narrow date 2003
(source image: Chiefa Coins)


Bold and thin date 2006
(Source image: Beekeeper/Ole Sjoelund)


Difference on year font 2000/2008
(source image: Hizz-soGood)

The city of Trinidad (Trinity) is located on center of the country, is the capital of Sancti Spiritus municipe, in same name province, and was the 3rd. town founded by Spain in Cuba, about 1514.
Trinidad and Valle de los Ingenios (near Trinidad) were declared humanity patrimony by UNESCO, owing to their abundance of colonial buildings, and specially for its excellent conservation state.


Trinidad historical downtown.


Manaca-Iznaga Tower, Valle de los Ingenios.

Known variations on year issues:
1994: Medal rotation instead of coin as on the rest years, differences on both faces.
2000: Thick small straight date.
2003: Normal date.
 Narrow date.
2006: Thin round straight date.
 Thick round straight date.
2007: Thin sharp straight date.
2008: Thin round curved date (small).
2018: Thin straight date.

NOTA IMPORTANTE: luego de una investigación, no fue posible confirmar la existencia de monedas de los años 2009 y 2016.
No están listadas en el catálogo Krause, ni el otros tres catálogos cubanos consultados.
Por lo tanto, si piensa que tiene una, por favor revise cuidadosamente su registro, y corríjalo si está equivocado, o por favor envíe foto de la moneda al revisor, si realmente la tiene.


1994, acuñada en Canadá: Además de la diferencia más notoria, giro medalla contra giro moneda en las demás emisiones, hay variaciones en el diseño:
En el anverso, el escudo tiene diferencias y la tipografía es ligeramente diferente; en el reverso, el diseño de de la iglesia y de las casas tienen diferencias.




Fecha normal y angosta 2003
(imagen gentileza de Chiefa Coins)


Fecha gruesa y fina 2006
(imagen gentileza de Beekeeper/Ole Sjoelund)


Diferente tipografía en la fecha 2000/2008
(imagen gentileza de Hizz-soGood)

La ciudad de Trinidad está localizada en el centro del país, es la capital del municipio de Sancti Spiritus, en la provincia del mismo nombre, y fue la tercera localidad fundada por España en Cuba, cerca de 1514.
Trinidad y el Valle de los Ingenios, cercano a Trinidad, fueron declarados Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, debido a la abundancia de edificaciones coloniales, y especialmente por su excelente estado de conservación.


Centro histórico de Trinidad.


Torre Manaca-Iznaga, en el Valle de los Ingenios.

Variaciones conocidas de las emisiones:
1994: Giro medalla en lugar de moneda en los demás años; diferencias en ambas caras.
2000: Fecha gruesa, pequeña y recta.
2003: Fecha normal.
 Fecha angosta.
2006: Fecha fina, redondeada y recta.
 Fecha gruesa, redondeada y recta.
2007: Fecha fina, recta y afilada.
2008: Fecha fina, redondeada y curva, pequeña.
2018: Fecha fina y recta.

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  $ 0.36 $ 0.37 $ 0.43 $ 0.84 $ 0.84 $ 1.20 41% KM#577.1 - Medal alignment
1998  $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.65 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 20% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2000  $ 0.30 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 $ 0.76 $ 0.91 $ 2.20 26% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2001  $ 0.13 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 0.34 $ 0.96 $ 2.20 16% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2002  $ 0.57 $ 0.57 $ 0.81 $ 0.81 17% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2003  $ 0.27 $ 0.40 1.9% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment - Narrow Date
2003  $ 0.41 $ 0.55 $ 0.55 $ 1.10 19% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment - Normal date
ND (2004)  0.11% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment - without date
2004  0.2% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2006  $ 0.41 $ 0.41 $ 0.76 $ 1.30 21% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment; bold date
2006  $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.19 $ 0.31 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 10% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment; thin date
2007  $ 0.68 $ 0.68 $ 0.68 6% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2008  $ 0.28 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.71 $ 0.79 $ 0.83 26% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment, small date
2009  0.17% KM#577.2 - Coin (existence need confirmation, see comments section)
2016  0.2% KM#577.2 - Coin (existence need confirmation, see comments section)
2017  0.06% KM# 577.2 - Coin alignment
2018  $ 0.23 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 $ 0.76 4% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment

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