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This specimen was lot 30349 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,200. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof Piefort "Jose Marti" 15 Pesos 1988 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC. An essentially perfect example of this elusive modern Piefort issue, featuring a sharp cameo contrast and deep mirror fields that invite close inspection and adoration." Desperate for foreign exchange, Cuba has issued large numbers of NCLT's, many only vaguely related to Cuba. Marti, best known as the author of "Guantanamera", has been adopted as a hero of the Cuban revolution, tho it seems unlikely that he would have much sympathy with the Communists. The bust used here originally appeared on the Cuban gold issues of 1915-16, minted in Philadelphia.  
 
This specimen was lot 30349 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,200. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof Piefort "Jose Marti" 15 Pesos 1988 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC. An essentially perfect example of this elusive modern Piefort issue, featuring a sharp cameo contrast and deep mirror fields that invite close inspection and adoration." Desperate for foreign exchange, Cuba has issued large numbers of NCLT's, many only vaguely related to Cuba. Marti, best known as the author of "Guantanamera", has been adopted as a hero of the Cuban revolution, tho it seems unlikely that he would have much sympathy with the Communists. The bust used here originally appeared on the Cuban gold issues of 1915-16, minted in Philadelphia.  
  
''Recorded mintage:'' 15 proofs.
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''Recorded mintage:'' 50 plus 15 proofs plus 15 pieforts.
  
''Specification:'' limonite.  
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''Specification:'' 3.88 g, 0.999 fine gold, 0.125 troy oz AGW.  
  
''Catalog reference:'' KM-P6 (piefort), Fr-23.  
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''Catalog reference:'' KM 212, KM-P6 (piefort), Fr-23.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:49, 26 March 2020

Heritage sale 3081, lot 30349
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This specimen was lot 30349 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic gold Proof Piefort "Jose Marti" 15 Pesos 1988 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC. An essentially perfect example of this elusive modern Piefort issue, featuring a sharp cameo contrast and deep mirror fields that invite close inspection and adoration." Desperate for foreign exchange, Cuba has issued large numbers of NCLT's, many only vaguely related to Cuba. Marti, best known as the author of "Guantanamera", has been adopted as a hero of the Cuban revolution, tho it seems unlikely that he would have much sympathy with the Communists. The bust used here originally appeared on the Cuban gold issues of 1915-16, minted in Philadelphia.

Recorded mintage: 50 plus 15 proofs plus 15 pieforts.

Specification: 3.88 g, 0.999 fine gold, 0.125 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 212, KM-P6 (piefort), Fr-23.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3081, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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