Cuba 1916 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
from the Mountain Groan Collection

This type was struck in the United States for Cuba 1915-20 using nickel blanks. Unlike the pesos, this denomination circulated extensively. This date is scarce. The catalog does not record the "low relief star" and "high relief star" varieties noted for the larger silver denominations.

Recorded mintage: 1,714,000 plus 150 proofs.

Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 11.1.

Source:

  • Byrne, Ray, Coins and Tokens of the Caribees, Decatur, IL: Jess Peters, Inc., 1975.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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