1 Peso

1 Peso -  obverse1 Peso -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1994-2018
Value 1 Peso (1 CUC)
Currency Convertible peso (1994-2020)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-2021
Number N# 2604
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 579,
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# MC23
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
2007
un peso

Translation:
REPUBLIC OF CUBA
2007
one peso

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

View of Guamá ville, face value as numerals $1 (one Peso) on upper left, name of the place on center.

Lettering:
1$
GUAMÁ

Translation:
$1
GUAMÁ

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 year 2001.
On Krause catalog the coin is listed, but not 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.


Guamá was a Cuban tribesman, who fought against Spanish occupation on the first half of 16th century, when taínos (name of the tribe) were slaved to work in the gold mines.

Guamá Ville is a touristic complex, placed in the Ciénaga de Zapata, situated about 150 km to southeast of Havana. Has several huts, built using the traditional materials and techniques, a great diversity of fauna and flora, declared as Biosphere Reserve on 2000, also has a Cuban crocodile breeding farm.

 

Known variations on year issues:
2000: Thin wide curved date
2007: Thin small narrow curved date
2016: Wide large straight date
2017: Large straight date

On the 10 of December 2020 the President of Cuba announced that from the 1st of January 2021 Convertible Peso is demonetized.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  1.19 1.90 4.06 5.94 22% KM#579.1 (Medal alignment)
1998  0.83 1.20 1.39 1.19 2.29 38% KM#579.2 (Coin alignment)
2000  1.00 1.16 1.22 3.09 2.89 23% KM#579.2 (Coin alignment) larger year with round zero
2001  0.4% KM#579.2 (Coin alignment) (existence need confirmation, see comments section)
2007  0.93 1.04 1.21 2.36 41% KM#579.2 (Coin alignment)
2012  1.19 1.08 0.96 2.20 20% KM#579.2 (Coin alignment) higher year with oval zero
2016  1.19 1.00 9% KM#579.2 (Coin alignment)
2017  1.01 3.09 3.93 6%
2018  2%

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