Until 1857, in Cuba, monetary operations were carried out using the Spanish real. Then, an independent currency appeared on the island, intended for internal settlements. However, until 1915, all Cuban money was paper.
The first Cuban coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint according to the design project of the main American engraver Edward Barber. Coins were decorated with a star that personified the illuminated path of the state to independence. Coins in denominations of 1, 2 and 5 centavos were made of an alloy of copper and nickel, 10, 20 and 40 centavos were minted in silver, and coins in denominations of 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, and 20 pesos were made of gold. Of course, the price of these Cuban coins is very high, and they are a huge rarity.
But modern Cuban coins are a great value for numismatists. Those who plan to buy coins of Cuba will be interested to know that in this state there are 2 types of currencies:
Cuban peso intended for domestic monetary transactions. It is equivalent to 100 centavos. A convertible Cuban peso, which is offered to tourists coming to the country. It is marked with convertible special inscription. Rare coins of Cuba.
Of course, any numismatist wants to replenish the catalog containing Cuban coins with rare and unusual items – they are a real find for the collector.
For example, the peso, released in 1953 on the occasion of the centenary of Jose Marti, a Cuban poet, writer and politician, is extremely interesting. The coin was issued in a small edition, which determines its current value.
In 1997, a special series of coins in denominations of 1 peso was issued, dedicated to representatives of the Caribbean flora. Another B “plantV” series of one-dog coins was published in 2001 – this time it showed plants of the Cuban flora.