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5 Centavos

Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1915-1961
Value 5 Centavos
0.05 CUP = 0.0019 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.17 mm
Thickness 1.94 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 11, Y# 5, Schön# 5
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 •

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

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

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

Translation:
Fatherland and Liberty
V
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

Comments

1915-1946 minted at Philadelphia,
1960 and 1961 minted at Kemnica,
Cu 75%; Ni 25%.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1915  5,096,000 0.52 0.98 0.96 KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1915  150 KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof
1916  1,714,000 1.57 KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1916  100 KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G." Proof
1920  10,000,000 0.72 1.66 1.94 KM#11.1; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G."
1920  KM#11.2; Y# 5 - letters "5.0 G", no period after G
1946  5,096,000 0.34 0.96 0.75 KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."
1960  40,000,000 0.24 0.70 KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."
1961  20,000,000 0.22 KM#11.3; Y# 5b - letters "5 GR."

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