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1 Centavo

Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1915-1961
Value 1 Centavo
0.01 CUP = 0.00039 USD
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 16.76 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 9,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Y# 3,
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
Schön# 3
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms. Circular legend with country name on top, circular legend with face value in letters. Line of denticles close to rim.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• UN CENTAVO •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
One Centavo

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 within circle over a five-pointed star and the motto "Fatherland and Freedom", date on excergue, weight and fineness on sides, line of denticles close to rim.

Lettering:
PATRIA Y LIBERTAD
• 2.5 G. • 1915 • 250M •

Translation:
Fatherland and Freedom
2.5 g • 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 (USA),
1961 minted at Kremnica (Czechoslovakia)
Cu 75%, Ni 25%.

Variant differences:

On left: KM# 9.1 ("2.5G."), issues from 1915, 1916, 1920  and 1938;
On right: KM# 9.2 ("2.5 GR."), issues from 1946 and 1961.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1915  200 0.9% KM#9.1; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M") Proof
1915  9,396,000 1.16 1.93 20% KM#9.1; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M")
1916  9,318,000 0.59 0.98 1.91 18% KM#9.1; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M")
1916  104 0.6% KM#9.1; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M") Proof
1920  19,378,000 0.49 0.98 1.46 36% KM#9.1; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M")
1938  2,000,000 6% KM#9.1; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M")
1946  50,000,000 0.25 0.54 1.08 1.29 53% KM#9.2; Y# 3b ("2.5GR 250M")
1961  100,000,000 0.34 0.55 21% KM#9.2; Y# 3b ("2.5GR 250M")

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