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1934 Cuban Silver Peso (low relief star)

Obverse
Reverse

Item Notes

General

Type: Cuban Silver Peso (low relief star)
Origin: Cuba Cat. Num.: KM# 15.2
Era / Ruler: First Republic Face Value: 1 Peso
Issued from: 1915 Issued until: 1934
Alignment:
Coin 
Desgr. / Engr.: Charles Edward Barber
Obverse: National arms within wreath, denomination below
Reverse: Low relief star, date below
Edge: Reeded

Issue

Year:
1934
Mint:
Mintage: 3,000,000
Scarcity:
Valuation:
Notes:
Grades & Prices Available 
(VF) Sold

Specifications

Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight(g): 26.7295g
Weight(Oz): 0.86 Oz
Net Content: 0.77 Oz (24.06g)
Bullion Value: $14.03
Diameter: 38.00mm
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
1934 3,000,000 $20.00 $25 $48 $95 $180

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