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1952 Cuban Silver 20 Centavos (50th years of the Republic)

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Reverse

Item Notes

General

Type: Cuban Silver 20 Centavos (50th years of the Republic)
Origin: Cuba Cat. Num.: KM# 24
Era / Ruler: First Republic Face Value: 20 Centavos
Issued from: 1952 Issued until: 1952
Alignment: Desgr. / Engr.:
Subject: 50th years of the Republic
Obverse: Two dates left of flag, tower at right, denomination below
Reverse: Star above tree, spoked wheel below
Edge:

Issue

Year:
1952
Mint:
Mintage: 8,700,000
Scarcity:
Valuation:
Notes:
Grades & Prices Available 
(VF) Sold
(AU) Sold

Specifications

Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight(g): 5.0000g
Weight(Oz): 0.16 Oz
Net Content: 0.14 Oz (4.50g)
Bullion Value: $2.60
Diameter: 23.00mm
Thickness:

Description

Before 1857, Spanish and Spanish colonial reales circulated in Cuba. From 1857, banknotes were issued specifically for use on Cuba. These were denominated in pesos, with 1 peso = 8 reales. From 1869, notes were also issued denominated in centavos, with 100 centavos = 1 peso. In 1881, the peso was pegged to the U.S. dollar at par. The currency continued to be issued only in paper form until 1915, when the first coins were issued.

In 1915, cupro-nickel 1, 2 and 5 centavos, silver 10, 20 and 40 centavos and 1 peso, and gold 1, 2, 4, 10 and 20 peso coins were introduced. These coins were designed by Charles E. Barber, who also designed the Barber dimes, quarters, half dollars for the US. The coins were minted at the US mint at Philadelphia.

Value Range 

Year Mintage G F VF EF AU UNC BU PROOF
1952 8,700,000 $3.00 $5.00 $8.50 $15.00 $26

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