25 Centavos

25 Centavos -  obverse25 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Country 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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-2021
Number N# 1056
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References KM# 577,
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# MC21,
José María Aledón; 1999. La moneda de Cuba. Dobler Difusiones, Valencia, Spain.
Schön# 715
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
2002
veinticinco centavos

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
2002
Twenty five 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

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.

Lettering: TRINIDAD 25¢

Translation: Trinidad (Trinity) 25 ¢ (cents)

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


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 slighty 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 bot 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

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  0.41 0.48 1.19 1.19 1.19 43% KM#577.1 - Medal alignment
1998  0.07 0.30 0.45 0.90 1.19 1.19 21% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2000  0.39 1.19 1.04 2.48 27% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2001  0.39 0.33 0.76 2.39 16% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2002  0.78 0.48 0.24 2.58 17% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2003  0.7% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment - Narrow Date
2003  0.37 0.60 0.84 2.58 20% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment - Normal date
ND (2004)  0.12% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment - without date
2004  0.3% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2006  0.48 0.60 0.60 1.47 22% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment; bold date
2006  0.31 0.35 1.25 0.92 9% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment; thin date
2007  0.96 6% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment
2008  0.36 0.81 0.87 1.79 25% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment, small date
2009  0.13% KM#577.2 - Coin (existence need confirmation, see comments section)
2016  0.3% KM#577.2 - Coin (existence need confirmation, see comments section)
2017  0.04% KM# 577.2 - Coin alignment
2018  0.53 0.30 3% KM#577.2 - Coin alignment

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