The Cuban Peso remains the official denomination of the island nation in the Caribbean. Historically, the island was a Spanish colonial territory from the arrival of Europeans in the New World in 1492 until 1900 when the Spanish-American War concluded in Spanish defeat. In 1915, the island government sought the assistance of the United States Mint in introducing new Gold Peso coins. For two years, a series of six denominations of these gold coins were issued for Cuba by the US Mint in Philadelphia. Today, 20 Peso Gold Cuba Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with mixed types and varied conditions.
- Available to ship to you inside of individual plastic flips!
- Struck from 1915 to 1916!
- Artwork from US Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber!
- Consists of .9675 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- The face value of 20 Peso is fully backed by the Cuban government.
- On the obverse is Jose Marti.
- The reverse bears the national coat of arms.
- Offered from varied dates in varied conditions.
- Please keep in mind the potential to receive coins of the same type, condition, and date when buying several.
From 1492 to 1857, the only currency commonly circulated in Cuba was based on the Spanish reale. This included the Spanish reale and its Colonial reale counterpart. Starting in 1857, banknotes were issued for Cuba with a peso denomination at a rate of 1 peso to 8 reales. The first peso coins were actually introduced in 1897 and 1898 by freedom fighters seeking independence from Spain. Following the end of Spanish colonial rule, the Cuban government introduced silver and gold peso coins with the assistance of the US Mint. The 20 Peso Gold Coin was available in 1915 and 1916 only.
All of these 20 Peso Gold Cuba Coins are available to you for purchase from random years and in varied conditions. The coins are housed inside of individual plastic flips with conditions that range from Brilliant Uncirculated or like-new to those with minor production flaws, moderate wear and tear, or even heavy damage from circulation.
Silver.com picks coins for you in this listing only after your payment has cleared. We cannot guarantee a particular date mark or condition for you in advance as all coins are chosen based upon available stock at the point your order is fulfilled. Please keep in mind that it is possible to receive coins with the same dates, designs, and conditions when you buy several.
On the obverse side of 20 Peso Gold Cuba Coins is a depiction of Jose Marti. A journalist by trade, he used the power of the pen in poem and essay form to organize the Cuban people in the fight for independence from Spain. This right-profile relief bust of Marti includes an inscription of “Patria y Libertad” above his head stands for “Fatherland and Liberty.”
The reverse face of 20 Peso Gold Cuba Coins features the coat of arms for Cuba. The national shield has three distinct design fields and is set against a Roman fasces with a wreath of oak and laurel supporting the design.
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