Cuba 1934 peso KM-22
This specimen was lot 34565 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,058. The catalog description noted, "CUBA. Peso, 1934. NGC MS-64." The type was struck in the United States for Cuba 1934-39 using silver dollar blanks. Most were held in government vaults as backing for paper currency and later melted; the original mintage has little bearing on the number of survivors.
Recorded mintage: 7,000,000 plus 3,000,000 "star" pesos plus a few proofs.
Specification: 26.73 g, .900 fine silver, .773 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM-22.
- Byrne, Ray, Coins and Tokens of the Caribees, Decatur, IL: Jess Peters, Inc., 1975.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.