5 Centavos

Features

Issuer Cuba
Period First Republic (1902-1906, 1909-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1915-1961
Value 5 Centavos
0.05 CUP = USD 0.0019
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Copper 75%, Nickel 25%)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.17 mm
Thickness 1.94 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 2856
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 11,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Y# 5,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, United States.
And 1 more volumes.
Schön# 5
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms, country name as curved legend on top, face value in letters as curved legend on bottom, line of denticles close to rim.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• CINCO CENTAVOS •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
• FIVE CENTAVOS •

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber Read more on Wikipedia

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

Face value in Roman numeral in circle over a five-pointed star, motto "Fatherland and Freedom" as curved legend on top, date on excergue, weight and fineness on sides; line of denticles close to rim.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
PATRIA Y LIBERTAD
V
• 5.0 G. • 1915 • 250 M •

Translation:
Fatherland and Liberty
V (5)
5 g. 1915 250 M

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Edge

Smooth

5 Centavos -  obverse

© Walter_Scott

Mints

Kremnica / Körmöcbánya / Kremnitz, Slovakia (1328-date)
United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

1915-1960 minted at Philadelphia,
1961 minted at Kremnica.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1915  5 096 000 $ 0.66 $ 0.66 $ 0.84 $ 0.91 $ 3.50 $ 64 $ 1500 21% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1915  150 $ 1000 0.3% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof
1916  1 714 000 $ 0.48 $ 1.30 $ 1.60 8% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1916  100 $ 750 0.2% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof
1920  10 000 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.46 $ 0.46 $ 0.97 $ 1.20 35% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1920  1.7% KM#11.2; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G", no period after G
1946  5 096 000 $ 0.53 $ 0.56 $ 0.56 $ 0.56 $ 0.79 $ 3.00 $ 4.90 45% KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."
1960  40 000 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.57 $ 1.10 14% KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."
1961  20 000 000 $ 0.37 $ 0.37 $ 0.54 $ 2.00 $ 150 36% KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232131
Lot 61395
Internet Archive
Aug 4, 2021 1915 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232125
Lot 64428
Internet Archive
Jun 23, 2021 1915 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 2640.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232115
Lot 63339
Internet Archive
Apr 14, 2021 1915 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." UNC
(NGC MS65+)
USD 1560.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231907
Lot 62160
Internet Archive
Feb 14, 2019 1915 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
2020 April 24 - 27 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Dallas 3083
Lot 32354
Internet Archive
Apr 24, 2020 1915 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 1860.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
2020 January 21 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Online Auction 3082
Lot 33568
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2020 1915 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof UNC
(NGC PR65)
USD 960.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 31342
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1915 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof UNC
(NGC PR64 Cameo)
USD 1080.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32456
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 1916 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof UNC
(NGC PR64)
USD 1320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232048
Lot 64332
Internet Archive
Nov 25, 2020 1916 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof UNC USD 222.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232227
Lot 61408
Internet Archive
Jun 30, 2022 1920 – KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." UNC
(PCGS MS62)
USD 89.00
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