50 Centavos

50 Centavos -  obverse50 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1994-2018
Value 50 Centavos (0.5 CUC)
Currency Convertible peso (1994-2020)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 7.5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-2021
Number N# 2439
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References KM# 578,
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# MC22
José María Aledón; 1999. La moneda de Cuba. Dobler Difusiones, Valencia, Spain.

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
1994
cincuenta centavos

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
1994
fifty 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

The Havana cathedral, face value as numerals on upper right, name of the place on upper left.

Lettering: CATEDRAL DE LA HABANA 50¢

Translation: The Havana Cathedral 50 ¢

Edge

Reeded

50 Centavos -  obverse

© Renato Lima

Comments


2002 variants

Havana Cathedral (full name: Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepción Inmaculada de La Habana = Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception)
At start of 1700 Jesuit priors wanted to build a church, but the general procurator denied the permission on 1704. Finally, at end of 1721, permission was granted by Real Cedula (Royal Order), and 1727 was fixed the place to build.
On 1767 the college was completed, but not the church, and then occurred the expulsion of the Jesuits, from the New World. On 1778 started the final part of the construction.
The central room of the Cathedral was occupied by a funerary memorial of Cristobal Colon (Discoverer of America and Cuba); then when the colonial period ended, the Almirant's ashes were translated first to Santo Domingo, and later to Seville Cathedral.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  0.59 1.12 1.76 2.94 2.35 52% KM#578.1 - Medal alignment
2002  1.85 6% KM#578.2 - Coin alignment, bold letters
2002  1.18 0.79 1.32 1.65 25% KM#578.2 - Coin alignment, thin letters
2007  0.59 1.93 1.49 20% KM#578.2 - Coin alignment
2016  0.96 0.99 1.42 19% KM#578.2 - Coin alignment
2017  1.76 1.76 2.35 10% KM#578.2 - Coin alignment
2018  1.5% KM#578.2 - Coin alignment

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