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5 Centavos

5 Centavos -  obverse5 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Country Cuba
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1994-2018
Value 5 Centavos
0.05 CUC = 0.05 USD
Currency Convertible peso (visitor's coinage, 1994-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 2.65 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 575,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 713
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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
1999
cinco centavos

Translation:
Republic of Cuba
2016
five 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

Colonial house, with face value as numerals on upper right, name of the place upper left; with 8-sided ring on edge.

Lettering: CASA COLONIAL 5¢

Translation: Colonial house 5¢ (cents)

Edge

Reeded

Comments

1994 minted in Canada, rest of the years in Havana

The colonial house is a very common construction in every town and city of Cuba, even at Havana. Many of those were built in the 15th to 19th centuries, and are in good conservation conditions. Some of them are museums, like the house of Diego Velázquez, 1st governor of Cuba and founder of 7 towns. His house was built about 1516/1530 and is a museum where are shown articles, furniture and decorations of different ages, from 1500 to 1900.

Known variations on year issues:
2009: Narrow date

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  0.24 0.31 0.55 0.96 KM#575.1 - Medal alignment
1996  0.38 0.77 0.95 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
1998  0.15 0.13 0.51 0.81 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
1999  0.13 0.49 1.09 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2000  0.29 0.19 0.30 0.55 0.95 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2001  KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2002  0.36 0.36 1.10 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2003  KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2004  KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2006  0.28 0.47 0.76 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2007  KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2008  KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2009  0.23 0.62 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2013  0.10 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2016  0.55 1.10 KM#575.2 - Coin alignment
2017 
2018  0.90

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