5 Centavos

Features

Country Cuba
Period First Republic (1902-1906, 1909-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1915-1961
Value 5 Centavos
0.05 CUP = 0.0019 USD
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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 11,
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
Y# 5,
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
Schön# 5
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog / 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog / 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

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.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• CINCO CENTAVOS •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
5 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

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.

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

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

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.

Edge

Smooth

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 0.83 0.76 0.82 1.06 4.04 21% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1915  150 0.3% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof
1916  1,714,000 1.60 8% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1916  100 0.3% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof
1920  10,000,000 0.26 1.08 0.54 1.36 1.06 35% KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1920  1.8% KM#11.2; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G", no period after G
1946  5,096,000 0.51 0.84 0.67 0.88 3.47 4.15 44% KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."
1960  40,000,000 0.39 0.72 1.20 3.64 14% KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."
1961  20,000,000 0.22 0.38 0.45 37% KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."

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