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20 Centavos

Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1915-1949
Value 20 Centavos (0.2 CUP)
Metal Silver (.900)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 03-13-1962
References KM# 13, Y# 7, Schön# 7
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Cuba coat of arms within a laurel wreath

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• VEINTE CENTAVOS •

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
Twenty 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

Five-pointed star with rays and the motto "Fatherland and Freedom"
Coin weight, date and fine below

Lettering:
PATRIA Y LIBERTAD
• 5 G. • 1915 • 900 M •

Translation:
Fatherland and Freedom
5 G. 1916 900 M

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

Reeded

Comments

Minted at Philadelphia.
Fine reeding coins have 146 reeds and coarse reeding ones have 114 reeds.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1915  KM#13.1 - Coarse reeding, High relief star
1915  125 KM#13.1 - Coarse reeding, High relief star; Proof
1915  7,915,000 6.73 KM#13.1 - Fine reeding, High relief star
1915  KM#13.2 - Coarse reeding, Low relief star
1915  KM#13.2 - Fine reeding, Low relief star
1916  2,535,000 4.99 KM#13.2 - Fine reeding, Low relief star
1916  50 KM#13.2 - Fine reeding, Low relief star; Proof
1920  6,130,000 4.87 6.41 KM#13.2 - Fine reeding, Low relief star
1932  184,000 KM#13.2 - Fine reeding, Low relief star
1948  6,830,000 3.95 7.86 10.12 KM#13.2 - Fine reeding, Low relief star
1949  13,170,000 5.61 5.77 KM#13.2 - Fine reeding, Low relief star

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