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1 Peso Santa Maria

1 Peso (Santa Maria) -  obverse 1 Peso (Santa Maria) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1981
Value 1 Peso (1 CUP)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1981
References KM# 68
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Serie I: Discovery of America - "Santa Maria"

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE 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

Christopher Columbus' vessel named "Santa Maria", date upper right, name of vessel below.

Lettering:
DESCUBRIMIENTO DE AMERICA
1981
SANTA MARIA

Translation:
Discovery of America
1981
Santa María (vessel name= "Saint Mary")

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Christopher Colombus discovered America on October 12th., 1492, and also discovered Cuba on same trip.
Santa María (full name Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepción= Holy Mary of the Immaculate Conception) was the leader vessel, as Colombus traveled on it. Usually is mentioned "the 3 Colombus' Caravels", but in fact Santa Maria was not a caravel, but a carrack; a vessel with simmilar characteristics to caravels, but owing to his dimensions, and structure, is a different class.
When returning on first trip, Santa María got stuck, and could not be released, all tripulants survived, and the contents could be took of the ship. At last they disassembled the ship, and with the woods, they constucted a fort named Christmas, as the shipwreck occured december 25th. 1492. Colombus returned to Spain on board of Niña.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1981  10,000

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