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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 (Copper 75%, Nickel 25%)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 16.76 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 9,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
JMA# 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9,
José María Aledón; 1999. La moneda de Cuba. Dobler Difusiones, Valencia, Spain.
Y# 3,
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
Schön# 3
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms. Curved legend with country name on top, curved legend with face value in letters on bottom. 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

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

1915-1946 minted at Philadelphia (USA),
1961 minted at Kremnica (Czechoslovakia)

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1915  200 1.0% KM#9.1; JMA# 1; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M") Proof
1915  9,396,000 0.73 1.16 2.13 20% KM#9.1; JMA# 1; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M")
1916  9,318,000 1.05 1.98 4.75 18% KM#9.1; JMA# 2; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M")
1916  104 0.5% KM#9.1; JMA# 2; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M") Proof
1920  19,378,000 0.60 0.52 1.06 2.07 17.79 36% KM#9.1; JMA# 3; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M")
1938  2,000,000 1.55 6% KM#9.1; JMA# 4; Y# 3 ("2.5G 250M")
1946  50,000,000 0.27 0.58 1.16 2.09 5.17 53% KM#9.2; JMA# 6; Y# 3b ("2.5GR 250M")
1961  100,000,000 0.35 0.70 21% KM#9.2; JMA# 9; Y# 3b ("2.5GR 250M")

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