1 Centavo

1 Centavo -  obverse1 Centavo -  reverse

© Pinheiro, Rafael

Features

Issuer Cuba
Period Second Republic (1959-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2000-2017
Value 1 Centavo (0.01 CUC)
Currency Convertible peso (1994-2020)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 1.7 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 1.43 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-2021
Number N# 6854
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 729,
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# 712
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms, date below, circular legends: name of the country above, and face value in words below; with 8-sided ring on edge.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
2016
un centavo

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
2016
one cent

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

View of the "Plaza de la Revolución" (Revolution Square) at Havana, with face value as numerals on right, name of the place above; with 8-sided ring on edge.

Lettering:

PLAZA DE LA
REVOLUCIÓN

Translation:
1¢ (cent)
Revolution
Square

Edge

Reeded

1 Centavo -  obverse

© adanieluy

Mint

Empresa Cubana de Acuñaciones, Havana, Cuba

Comments

Picture shown on edge correspond to years (left to right) 2002, 2000, 2016, 2016, 2006, 2013, 2017 and 2007. It is noticeably both 2016 issues are a bit different, same as they are from one to other years.

Known variations on different year issues:
2006: small date

NEW VARIETY FOUND:

2013 coin has other edge - reeded and not denticles and date is smaller and narrow. Size, weight is the same +/- in compare with known 2000.


The Revolution Square is one of the biggest in world, with 72,000 sq. meters, features the Martí monument, 112.75m high (141.995 including lights and flags), and is the highest point at Havana.

Out of its huge dimensions, also is noticeable by the view of the 2 shapes of Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos placed on the buildings of Ministries of the Interior and Communications. Those shapes include the quotations "Hasta la Victoria, siempre" (Until Victory, ever) below Che, and "Vas bien Fidel" (You're doing fine, Fidel) below Camilo
 

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2000  $ 0.02 $ 1.00 10%
2002  7%
2006  $ 0.66 $ 1.16 23%
2007  $ 0.29 $ 0.58 $ 0.58 $ 0.98 $ 1.16 45%
2013  $ 0.29 $ 0.42 $ 0.98 $ 1.63 25%
2016  $ 0.35 $ 0.29 $ 0.81 16%
2017  $ 0.16 13%

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