Wednesday, January 11, 2012

1953 Cuba Centavo

Do you have a Cuba coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Still in the vaults showing off one of three Cuban coins I own. Almost a half a century old and not in sharpest condition. Brass coins often tarnish but this one just was not stuck well. Value jumps from $0.05 in fine to $40.00 in brilliant uncirculated because so few are found in high grade.

It is still very pleasing to have any Cuban coin since they are rarely seen in circulation in the U.S. because of embargo issues. Maybe closer to Florida they are more common but up here in the North they are not.
 
REPUBLICA DE CUBA, PATRIA Y LIBERTA (REPUBLIC OF CUBA, HOME AND FREEDOM) 2.3 G, 300 M, star in triangle 1 C.
1853 CENTENARIO DE MARTI 1953 (CENTENNIAL OF MARTI)
José Julián Martí Pérez was a national hero who led the Cubans against foreigners and wrote pretty poetry and other smart/heroic stuff. This coin was pre-Castro but even Castro era Cuban coins hold no extra special value in the U.S.. Enough Cuban coins make out of the country for collectors that they can be legally be bought for cheap.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Centavo / Cuba
Year: 1953
Mintage: 50,000,000
Metal: Brass
Value: $0.15 in Very-Fine

Do you have coin from Cuba and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

8 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

oreverrett said...

yes I have a 1853 centenario de marti coin I would like to know it's value. This coin is AU and believe it or not it still has most of it's original luster on the reverse side and on the heads side it is darkened but you can still see all the detail's of his face his suit and a star at his forehead.

Man said...

1853 centenario de marti coin I would like to know it's value. This coin is AU and believe it or not it still has most of it's original luster on the reverse side and on the heads side it is darkened but you can still see all the detail's of his face his suit and a star at his forehead.

What denomination?
It is actually a 1953 coin.

John Haag said...

Hello,
I have a question about a 1932 20 centavo coin that I have. on the side with the shield there is a very tiny star to the left side of the shield. insdide that star is the number 73. What is the importance of that marking?

John

Man said...

1932 20 centavo coin that I have. on the side with the shield there is a very tiny star to the left side of the shield. insdide that star is the number 73. What is the importance of that marking?

Unfortunately I never heard of this on a Cuban coin.

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Rain Romero said...

I have a 1853 centennario de marti 1953, i peso coin. Mint condition in a plastic case. I have no idea what its worth!

Man said...

1853 centennario de marti 1953, i peso coin. Mint condition

About $50.00

Unknown said...

I have a 1853 1953 cuba coin centenario demarti republic of cuba 2.3 G 300m patria liberate with a 1 & c with a triangle and a star

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