Cuba 1934 peso KM-22

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34565
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This specimen was lot 34565 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,058. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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