Cuba 1952 10 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 in 1952 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Cuban independence. The type is common today. The issue was accompanied by a silver twenty and forty centavos (KM 24, KM 25). The reverse design refers to the site of the battle of San Juan hill, where a tree has grown up thru the debris of war.

Recorded mintage: 10,000,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, .072 troy oz AGW, 18 mm diameter, designed by Juan J. Sicre.

Catalog reference: KM 23.


  • 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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