1 Peso José Martí

1 Peso (José Martí) -  obverse 1 Peso (José Martí) -  reverse

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Country Cuba
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1953
Value 1 Peso (1 CUP)
Metal Silver (.900)
Weight 26.7295 g
Diameter 38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 13-03-1962
References KM# 29, Y# 23
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)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of José Martí


Design based upon the upper central portion of the Cuban coat of arms: Radiant sun rising over sea with key in foreground. Name of the country below, face value, technical data and motto above.

26.7295 G. 900M.

Republic of Cuba
1 peso
26.7295g. 900M
Fatherland and Freedom

Engraver: Esteban Valderrama Peña


Portrait of José Martí, left, Cuban National Hero (1853-1895) with a 5-pointed sparkling star near face; circular legend half top describing conmemorated event, dates on sides.

Lettering: 1853 • CENTENARIO DE MARTI • 1953

Translation: 1853 100th. Anniversary of Martí 1953

Engraver: Esteban Valderrama Peña



1 Peso (José Martí)

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Minted at Philadelphia,
Ag 90%, Cu 10%.

The Martí Centennary series (1c, 25c, 50c. and 1$ origianlly was designed sharing same obverse (the one of 25c), but when the trials were ready, was considered boring all being the same generics, so decided to change obverse, showing details of National Symbols. In this coin, shows part of the upper field of the coat of arms, where the rising sun represents the new Republic, and the key represents Cuba (known as the key of Caribe); on the coat of arms are shown 2 land points on sides of the key; they represent the Florida and Yucatan peninsules with Cuba between them . See the other coins for the rest of details.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  1,000,000 30.25 34.37
1953  Proof; rare

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