In 1915, the United States Mint released a unique series of gold coins. Not part of the US Eagle denomination, these coins were actually struck for the Republic of Cuba and available in five denominations. The Gold 10 Peso Cuba Coin is a distinctive piece of coining history and is still available to investors and collectors in the 21st century. Today, certified 1915 Gold 10 Peso Cuba Coins are available to you online from Silver.com.
- Available to you inside PCGS protective plastic slabs!
- First issue of Gold Cuban Pesos!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .4838 Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value is 10 Cuban Pesos.
- Graded Mint State 61 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- On the obverse is a bust of Jose Marti.
- The reverse features the Cuban coat of arms.
Gold Cuban Pesos were designed in the United States by then-US Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber. The coins were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1915 and 1916 with denominations of 1 Peso, 2 Pesos, 4 Pesos, 5 Pesos, 10 Pesos, and 20 Pesos. The largest coin, the 20 Peso coin, was only issued in 1916.
All of these 1915 Gold 10 Peso Cuban Coins are in Mint State 61 condition. Packaged inside a protective slab, these coins have noticeable impairment of the mint luster and a range of flaws due to age and handling. These flaws include, but are not limited to, issues such as clusters of small and heavy contact marks or noticeable hairlines.
On the obverse of 1915 Gold Peso Cuban Coins is a depiction of Jose Marti. An influential poet, essayist, journalist, and publisher, Marti was a prominent voice in the Cuban independence movement and even gave his life for the cause. Cuba’s independence from Spain involved three wars, the final of which started in 1895 and eventually escalated into the Spanish-American War.
The reverse side of 1915 Gold 10 Peso Coins features the Cuban coat of arms. The national seal features a shield topped by a Phrygian cap and flanked by a wreath of oak and laurel. The shield is split into three design fields with two vertical segments and one horizontal segment across the top.
The 1915 release of 10 Peso Cuban Coins had an estimated mintage of 950,000 coins. That figure would increase the next year to 1.168 million coins. The other denominations had significantly lower mintages in both years, with only the 5 Peso coin coming close to the volume of the 10 Peso.
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