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50 Centavos José Martí

50 Centavos (José Martí) -  obverse 50 Centavos (José Martí) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1953
Value 50 Centavos (0.50 CUP)
Metal Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 13-03-1962
References KM# 28, Y# 22
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of José Martí

Obverse

Quote of a José Martí's phrase written in parchment.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
12.5 G.
900 M.
50 c.
900 M.
PATRIA Y LIBERTAD

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
12.5g.
With all and for the good of all
50 cents.
900 M.
Fatherland and Freedom

Engraver: Esteban Valderrama Peña

Reverse

Portrait of José Martí, left, Cuban National Hero (1853-1895) with a 5-pointed sparkling star near face; circular legend half top describing conmemorated event, dates on sides.

Lettering: 1853 • CENTENARIO DE MARTI • 1953

Translation: 1853 100th. Anniversary of Martí 1953

Engraver: Esteban Valderrama Peña

Edge

Reeded

50 Centavos (José Martí)

© Cyrillius

Comments

Minted at Philadelphia,
Ag 90%, Cu 10%.

The Martí Centennary series (1c, 25c, 50c. and 1$ origianlly was designed sharing same obverse (the one of 25c), but when the trials were ready, was considered boring all being the same generics, so decided to change obverse, showing details of National Symbols. In this coin, the legend on the parchment alludes the speech of Martí at Tampa, on 11/26/1891. See the other coins for the rest of details.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  2,000,000 14.95

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