3 Pesos Che Guevara

3 Pesos (Che Guevara) -  obverse3 Pesos (Che Guevara) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1992-2002
Value 3 Pesos
3 CUP = 0.12 USD
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 4469
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 346a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# C34a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Ernesto Che Guevara

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms, Country name as curved legend on top, face value in letters as curved legend on bottom. Line of beads close to rim.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
TRES PESOS

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
Three Pesos

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

Ernesto "Che" Guevara Portrait, motto "Patria o Muerte" as curved legend on top, date on excergue, line of beads close to rim.

Lettering:
PATRIA O MUERTE
1995

Translation:
Fatherland or death
1992

Edge

Reeded

3 Pesos (Che Guevara) -  obverse

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Mint

Empresa Cubana de Acuñaciones, Havana, Cuba

Comments

Image of Ernesto "Che" Guevara reproduces the photography "Guerrillero Heroico" (Guerilla Hero), taken by Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez "Korda" during the funerals of the victims of the explosion of "Le Coubre" vessel. On this event Fidel Castro gave the speech named "Patria o Muerte", that shows in this coin and many others.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  0.51 2.37 2.37 3.05 5.94 50%
1995  9 000 000 1.31 2.37 2.37 2.99 4.02 54%
2002  10 008 595 2.37 2.85 3.56 22%

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