20 Centavos

20 Centavos -  obverse20 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-2019
Value 20 Centavos
0.2 CUP = 0.0078 USD
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Aluminium (aluminium 97.15%, magnesium 2.5%, manganese 0.35%)
Weight 2 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 2859
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References KM# 35,
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# 62-64,
José María Aledón; 1999. La moneda de Cuba. Dobler Difusiones, Valencia, Spain.
Schön# 33
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• VEINTE CENTAVOS •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
Twenty 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 numerals in circle over a five-pointed star, motto "Fatherland or Death" as curved legend on top, date on excergue`, line of denticles close to rim.

Lettering:
PATRIA O MUERTE
XX
• 2006 •

Translation:
Fatherland or Death
XX (20)
2006

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

Empresa Cubana de Acuñaciones, Havana, Cuba
Kremnica / Körmöcbánya / Kremnitz, Slovakia (1328-date)

Comments

KM# 35.1 was minted ad Kremnica
KM# 35.2 was minted at Havana
N/D KM# 35.2 was minted at Havana

NOTE: N/D Issue is believed to be minted from a dies trial, by mistake, a certain quantity of coins was added to bags sent to circulation, but it is not known the year when it happened, nor the quantity of circulating coins.
Data given on Krause catalog is wrong, cause this series of coins (KM# 35.2) started being minted at Havana minthouse on 2002. Krause gives minting year of N/D coin as 1980; it does not make sense to mint a trial 22 years before of first issue.
Also on last edition of Krause are listed KM# 35.1 issues 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, which is wrong, cause these years only were minted at Havana; KM# 35.1 variant was only minted at Kremnica (new dies were produced to mint at Havana, with differences that caused the variant KM# 35.2); please note the picture shown at Krause is the 1969 issue.

                                       
Images show  KM# 35.1, minted at Kremnica, KM# 35.2(N/D), minted at Havana, and KM# 35.2, minted at Havana (dated issue). Design differences are easy to notice, specially the height and width of "XX" on center.

Known variations on year issues:
2010: another font type of date numerals, thin and wide date

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969  25 000 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.25 $ 0.59 $ 0.79 $ 1.71 $ 2.12 49% KM#35.1; JMA # 62
1971  29 560 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.39 $ 0.96 $ 1.44 $ 1.17 27% KM#35.1; JMA# 63
1972  25 000 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.47 $ 0.82 $ 1.28 $ 1.76 27% KM#35.1; JMA# 64
2002  $ 0.91 11% KM#35.2
ND (2002-2009)  2% KM#35.2
2003  $ 0.59 4% KM#35.2
2005  $ 0.59 $ 0.59 6% KM#35.2
2006  $ 0.59 8% KM#35.2
2007  $ 1.17 6% KM#35.2
2008  $ 0.59 $ 0.76 $ 1.17 12% KM# 35.2
2009  $ 0.53 $ 1.03 $ 1.66 14% KM# 35.2 bigger circle around larger XX, different letter types
2010  2.0% KM# 35.2
2016  2% KM# 35.2
2017  3% KM# 35.2
2018  0.5% KM# 35.2
2019  0.6% KM# 35.2

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