• 10 Centavos 1915-1949, KM# A12, Cuba
  • 10 Centavos 1915-1949, KM# A12, Cuba
Description

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms within a laurel wreath. Country name above, value (Ten Centavos) below.

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.

REPUBLICA DE CUBA
• DIEZ CENTAVOS •

Reverse

Depicts five-pointed star with rays in the centre, the country motto "Fatherland and Liberty" above, coin weight, date and fineness below.

PATRIA Y LIBERTAD
• 2.5 G. • 1920 • 900M •

Edge

10 Centavos

KM# A12 Y# 6
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.900
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 17.91 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Philadelphia Mint (no mintmark)

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