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40 Centavos

Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1915-1920
Value 40 Centavos (0.4 CUP)
Currency Cuban Peso (moneda nacional, 1914-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (silver 90%, copper 10%)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 28.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 03-13-1962
References KM# 14,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Y# 8
  • Yeoman, Richard S. & Arthur L. Friedberg ; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Yeoman, Richard S., Arthur L. Friedberg, & Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.

Obverse

Cuba coat of arms, country name as curved legend on top, face value in letters as curved legend on bottom.

Lettering:
• REPUBLICA DE CUBA •
CUARENTA CENTAVOS

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
Fourty 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, motto "Fatherland and Freedom" as curved legend on top, date on excergue, weight and fineness on sides.

Lettering:
PATRIA Y LIBERTAD
• 10 G. • 1920 • 900 M •

Translation:
Fatherland and Freedom
10 g. 1920 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

40 Centavos -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1915  2,633,000 6.22 15.86 64% KM#14.1 - High relief star
1915  100 0.3% KM#14.1 - High relief star; Proof
1915  7% KM#14.2 - Medium relief star
1915  10.10 15% KM#14.3 - Low relief star
1916  188,000 9% KM#14.3 - Low relief star
1916  50 0.3% KM#14.3 - Low relief star; Proof
1920  540,000 26.43 40.89 24% KM#14.1 - High relief star
1920  1.6% KM#14.1 - High relief star; Proof

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