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5 Centavos

5 Centavos -  obverse 5 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1963-2019
Value 5 Centavos
0.05 CUP = 0.0019 USD
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.5 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.81 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 34, Y# 28, Schön# 32, KM# n/c
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)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Cuba coat of arms within a laurel wreath

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• CINCO CENTAVOS •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
Five cents

Reverse

Value in Roman numeral in circle over a five-pointed star and the motto "Fatherland and Freedom"

Lettering:
PATRIA Y LIBERTAD
V
• 1971 •

Translation:
Fatherland and Liberty
V (5)
1971

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: Kremnica and Leningrad Mint can be distinguished by some details:
On coins from Kremnica Mint, the left point of the star points between A and T of PATRIA
On coins from Leningrad Mint, the left point of the star points on the right leg of the A

1963-1972 minted at Kremnica,
1968 minted at Kreminca and Leningrad,
2001-date minted at Havana
Al 971.5‰; Mg 25‰; Mn 3,5‰.

Some minor variations in lettering and design between 1971/1972 and 2001-date coin:


1972 coins started circulating on the 90's; that is the reason why no coins were minted between 1972-2001.


2002 variants: High date on left, low date on right, distance from date to edge is different.
(source: pictures by adanieluy)

On 2016 legend was changed from "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD" to "PATRIA O MUERTE",  this legend have been changed on 1 and 2 cents coins on 1983, and on 20 and 40 cents on 1982, but remained unchanged in 5 cents value.


(source: picture taken by Pksaha)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1963  80,000,000 0.23 0.19 0.32 0.61 0.39 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1966  50,000,000 0.29 0.23 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1968  100,000,000 0.12 0.19 0.36 2.15 0.63 KM# 34 Kremnica Mint "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1968  103,000,000 0.13 0.19 KM# 34 Leningrad Mint "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1971  100,020,000 0.28 0.28 0.55 1.84 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
1972  100,000,000 0.33 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2001  6,703,331 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD" redesigned from this year
2002  14,830,000 KM# 34 high date "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2002  KM# 34 low date "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2003  62,520,000 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2004  62,520,000 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2006  62,520,000 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2007  62,520,000 KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2008  KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2009  KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2010  KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2013  KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2014  KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2015  KM# 34 "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD"
2016  NO KM# "PATRIA O MUERTE"
2017  NO KM# "PATRIA O MUERTE"
2019 

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