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Cuba 1, 2, 5, and 20 Centavos  1915 to 1972
Cuba 1, 2, 5, and 20 Centavos 1915 to 1972

Hello, Dee -- Over the years, one, two, five, and 20 centavos coins from Cuba were minted in copper-nickel, brass, and aluminum. All these coins, from 1915 to 1972, have the same pattern shown in our picture (the denominations and sizes are different) and they carry low value. Most are worth less than 1 US dollar.

ONE UN (I) CENTAVO: 1915 to 1961, copper-nickel
ONE UN (I) CENTAVO: 1963 to Date, aluminum
TWO DOS (II) CENTAVOS: 1915 to 1916, copper-nickel
TWO DOS (II) CENTAVOS: 1983 to 1986, aluminum
FIVE CINCO (V) CENTAVOS: 1915 to 1961, copper-nickel
FIVE CINCO (V) CENTAVOS: 1963 to 1972, aluminum
TWENTY VEINTE (XX) CENTAVOS: 1969 to 1972, aluminum

Coins dated before 1941 are worth more than coins dated after 1940, as follows:

COINS DATED BEFORE 1941:
UN CENTAVO: $3 circulated, $25 fully uncirculated
DOS CENTAVOS: $4 circulated, $30 fully uncirculated
CINCO CENTAVOS: $5 circulated, $35 fully uncirculated

COINS DATED AFTER 1940
UN CENTAVO: less than $1 circulated, $3 fully uncirculated
DOS CENTAVOS: less than $1 circulated, $4 fully uncirculated
CINCO CENTAVOS: less than $1 circulated, $5 fully uncirculated
VEINTE CENTAVOS: $2 circulated, $5 fully uncirculated

These are catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page to understand what 'catalog value' means. It is higher than actual value.

Coin: 2154 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: dee, Sun, 06-Dec-2009 01:48:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 17-Jul-2013 07:43:25 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 31-Mar-2016 02:27:43 GMT
Requester description: 1915 Republica De Cuba Cinco Centavos and has a shield on one side,the other side has Patria Y Libertad, 250M, 5.0G.
Tags: cuba 1 2 5 20 centavos centavo centavow centanos centaos republica republic de cinco shield one patria y libertad liberty 250 repub repbulique republik repcblique repuika republ republicas republicia reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republique rupublica repvbblica republika replucique rebublique repvblica replublica republicans republka repvblique repbublic sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields ones liberate liberity liberte lybertad liberta liberdad liberie star v starrs stars leaves leaf wreath initials monogram starburst sun sunburst coat arms leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths monograms initial initals calligraphy burst sunrise sunshine sunset sunlight coats crests insignia crested crest creast

Comments

1946 star in center with an 'I' in the center crest as
below
less than $1 - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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