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  • 5 Centavos 1994-2018, KM# 575, Cuba
  • 5 Centavos 1994-2018, KM# 575, Cuba

Cuban coat of arms within a laurel wreath.

The Cuban coat of arms consists of a shield, in front of a Fasces crowned by the Phrygian Cap, all supported by an oak branch on one side and a laurel wreath on the other. The coat of arms was created by Miguel Teurbe Tolón and was adopted on April 24, 1906.

The shield is divided into three parts: In the chief, a key charging a sea between two rocks, symbolizing Cuba’s geographical position between Florida and the Yucatán Peninsula. A bright rising sun in the background symbolizes the rising of the new republic. A key is a symbol of Cuba as Cuba is the key to the Americas. On the left are the stripes of the flag of Cuba but turned so as they are bendwise. On the right is a common Cuban landscape, Royal Palm tree, a symbol of Cuba with mountains in the background.

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Casa colonial (colonial house) is next to the columns hall, are the foundations of a small, rustic house possibly colonial; It is a single room house, with evidence of metal foundry.



5 Centavos

KM# 575 Schön# 713
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 2.65 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 575.1, KM# 575.2
Casa de Moneda de Cuba
Royal Canadian Mint (Maple Leaf)

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