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1 Peso Caridad del Cobre

1 Peso (Caridad del Cobre) -  obverse1 Peso (Caridad del Cobre) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1987
Value 1 Peso (1 CUP)
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 29.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1987
References KM# 150
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Cuban Monuments Series II - Churches - Caridad del Cobre Basilica

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms , country name on top, face value below.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
* 1 PESO *

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
1 Peso

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

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre image, on center, series name curved on top, building name and date of creation curbed below, date and mintmark above image

Lettering:
IGLESIAS DE CUBA
1987
BASILICA DE N. S. DE LA CARIDAD DEL COBRE • 1927

Translation:
Cuban Churches
1987
Basilica of Our Lady of Copper Charity • 1927

Engraver: Leopoldo Yáñez Quesada

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of the Copper Charity), also known as "Mambisa" Vixen (Mambises is a term referring to the revolutionaries from Cuba, Dominican Republic and Philippines), is considered the protector of Cuba. This basilica is placed at the town "El Cobre" (the copper), in the province of Santiago.


(Image source: www.ecured.cu)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1987  3,000

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