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2 Centavos

Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1915-1916
Value 2 Centavos
0.02 CUP = 0.00078 USD
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Copper 75%, Nickel 25%)
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 19.4 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# A10,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Y# 4
  • Yeoman, Richard S. & Arthur L. Friedberg ; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Yeoman, Richard S., Arthur L. Friedberg, & Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms, country name as curved legend above, face value in letters as curved legend below, line of denticles close to edge.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• DOS CENTAVOS •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
2 cents.

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

Face value in Roman numerals into circle over a five-pointed star, motto "Fatherland and Freedom" as curved legend on top, date on excerguq, weight and fineness on sides.

Lettering:
PATRIA Y LIBERTAD
II
• 3.5 G. • 1915 • 250 M •

Translation:
Fatherland and Freedom
II (2)
3.5g 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

Mint

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1915  6,090,000 1.31 1.39 2.94 60%
1915  150 0.6% Proof
1916  5,322,000 0.99 1.27 2.80 54%
1916  100 1.1% Proof

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