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25 Centavos Carlos J. Finlay

25 Centavos (Carlos J. Finlay) -  obverse25 Centavos (Carlos J. Finlay) -  reverse

Features

Country Cuba
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1988
Value 25 Centavos (0.25 CUP)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 6.3 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1988
References KM# 360
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

155th. anniversary of Finlay's Birth.

Obverse

National arms within wreath, denomination below

Lettering:
* REPUBLICA DE CUBA *
25 CENTAVOS

Reverse

Bust at right looking left, in background landscape
dates below

Lettering:
CARLOS J. FINLAY
1833-1988

Engraver: Belisario Alvarez Collado

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Carlos J. Finlay (born Juan Carlos Finlay) was a cuban physician and biologist, who discovered and described the transmition of the yellow fever thru the mosquito "Aedes Aegitpti".
His method to fight the disease, erradicated it from Cuba in only 7 months, and allowed the completion of the Panama Channel.
Cuba government stated the prize "Carlos J. Finlay" that UNESCO grants every 2 years to investigators on microbiology themes (inmunology, molecular biology, genetics, etc.), that outstandingly contribute to health.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1988  250

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