CUBAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER 4-07
IS A 501(c) 3 ORGANIZATION (see newsletter 2-07)
WWW.CUBANUMIS.COM October 2007
Frank Putrow (04)– President
Andres Rodriguez (04) – Vice President Editor – Frank Putrow
Marysol Cayado (04) – Secretary Fxputrow@aol.com Robert Freeman (04)– Treasurer
Board of Directors – Richard Becker (04), Larry Casey (04), Stan Klein (04), Emilio M. Ortiz (04) and Rudy Valentin (07). Parliamentarian – Larry Casey. Chairman Communications Committee – Stan Klein. Chairman Nomination Committee – Vacant. Chairman Finance Committee - Emilio M. Ortiz. Associate Director/Research – Enrique Cayado
Cuban Numismatic Association is a member of:
Florida United Numismatists (FUN) – www.funtopic.com
American Numismatic Association (ANA) – www.money.org
American Numismatic Society (ANS) – www.numismatics.org
Latin American Paper Money Society (LANSA) – www.lansa.bz
Page 4 MEMBERS REPORTING - 1869 5 PESO ERROR NOTE.
Page 7 MEMBER PROFILE.
Page 8-14 CUBAN SUGAR TOKENS (Section 1).
Page 14-15 1870 PATTERNS.
Page 16-17 ABC PESO DESIGN.
Page 17-18 1920 PROOFS.
Page 19-20 CNA NEWSLETTER ARTICLE INDEX.
Page 20 FROM THE KITCHEN.
Page 22-23 WANT ADS.
Page 24 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.
This newsletter IS NOT in the new format of M/S Publisher, which I had hoped. Due to technical difficulties (mine), the change will be delayed until I am more familiar with the software. Editor – Frank Putrow
CUBAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION (CNA) WILL MEET AT FUN 2008 COIN SHOW JANUARY 10 – 13, 2008 IN THE ORLANDO CONVENTION CENTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA
The Fifth Annual (Fourth Anniversary) CNA meeting will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2008.
The Board meeting will be held at 10:00am, and the General meeting will be held at 1:00pm. The meeting room number has been assigned as 220B. This is an excellent time to meet your CNA Board, and fellow members.
The General meeting will be informative, enjoyable, and businesslike.
An auction should provide plenty of excitement for the attendees. Normally, these items sell for very nominal prices, compared to the market prices seen in auctions and Ebay. A member may bring 1-3 items for the auction. An auction form is provided at the end of this article, and MUST be submitted upon arrival at the General meeting.
The items, to be auctioned after the General meeting, will be received and marked by a CNA Board member, then placed on display for interested bidders to review. The proceeds from sales are returned 100% to the owner of the items, as well as items not sold,
The second part of the auction will be “For the SPECIAL FUND of the CNA”. This fund has been developed to set aside cash reserves for future needs, such as a business location, library, etc. Members are encouraged to donate an item for this session, and any proceeds will be recorded by CNA Treasurer, Bob Freeman, as donations to our Special Fund. Receipts will be mailed to donors, and this amount is an approved IRS deduction as a donation to our 501(c)3 “non-profit” organization. Unsold items will be returned to the donor.
Upon entering the meeting room, attendees will also be given the opportunity to purchase tickets for door prizes. After the second auction, tickets will be drawn for approximately 10 door prizes, and 50% of the ticket sales will be the last prize. The remaining 50% of the proceeds will go to the Special Fund. Tickets will sell for $1.00, or 6 for $5.00.
Your president will provide a “state of the association”, oversee the elections, and serve as the auctioneer. Your treasurer will present the financial report of the CNA, including recent IRS rulings on donations to 501(c)3 organizations, such as our CNA. All the CNA officers and directors will be available for Q&A.
IF you have not attended a FUN Coin Show, this is a great opportunity to visit an awesome bourse, with over 300 tables. The FUN program also includes three days of informative lectures and demonstrations. In addition, the Florida weather is great in January. Hotel accommodations are available by calling toll free 1 866 8493489, or email email@example.com.
Information about FUN can be found at www.funtopics.com
Name (Last, First)___________________________________________________________
Item Condition Reserve Price (if applicable) Lot# (by CNA)
1. $ #
2. $ #
3. $ #
CNA BOARD AND OFFICERS ELECTION TO BE HELD AT FUN CNA GENERAL MEETING ON JANUARY 12th, 2008.
Per our CNA by-laws, officers and Directors are elected for a two year term. Elections are held in conjunction with our annual CNA meeting in January. The following Officers and Directors terms will expire in January, 2008. We are petitioning our membership for candidates for the following positions:
POSITION CURRENTLY HELD BY SINCE NEW CANDIDATE(S)
President Frank Putrow 2004
Vice-President Andres Rodriquez 2004
Secretary Marysol Cayado 2004
Treasurer Bob Freeman 2004
Board Member Richard Becker 2004
Board Member Larry Casey 2004
Board Member Stan Klein 2004
Board Member Emilio M. Ortiz 2004
Note: Board Member Rudy Valentin’s term expires January 2009.
A candidate must have the ability to attend the CNA annual meetings in January. Transition of newly elected members will be assisted by the current office holders.
Election of the officers and Board members will be held at the January 12th General Membership meeting.
Nominations for the above positions may be sent in advance to Frank Putrow at Fxputrow@aol.com or presented at the meeting. Candidates should be prepared to promote their candidacy, including experiences or enhancements that they may bring to the CNA.
ANY ORGANIZATION REQUIRES NEW LEADERSHIP, AT TIMES, TO PROMOTE NEW AND EXCITING PROGRAMS FOR THE MEMBERSHIP.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT.
I want to thank all of the members who have made your Cuban Numismatic Association (CNA) a thriving and dynamic organization. In a little over three years, we have become a viable presence in the Numismatic community.
Since our founding on January 9, 2004, we have developed a membership of about 150. We print a quarterly newsletter to stay in touch with our International and Domestic members. We have produced a CNA silver Commemorative metal/coin, a souvenir wooden Five Centavos version of a “wooden nickel”, and have enhanced our membership card to a laminated version. We have printed a limited amount of souvenir replicas of the 1959 100 Peso currency. A coin book, similar to the Whitman “blue book”, is being planned. It should contain an introductory chapter on the Coins of Cuba, First Republic (1915–1960), and the slots for every coin in this category. This project will require quite a bit of work, since current production estimates are over $50 per book, in a minimum lot of 500. The manufacturers of these type books are busy designing books to accommodate the many new USA coins, that they are not really interested in a production of a small lot of 500. We also plan to provide more articles for publication in the three major Numismatic periodicals.
We have been very busy in our desire to improve our CNA, but YOUR help is needed.
A. If you have not paid your 2007 dues, you should not delay another day.
B. If you have not purchased your CNA Commemorative one ounce silver medal/coin, you should not delay
another day. We still have an inventory of 75 serialized Commemorative medal/coins left. This represents
about $1500 in inventory. I am quite disappointed with this project, because I personally believed that all
members would be excited to have their own personalized medal/coin with their engraved membership
C. The quarterly newsletter could use more input from membership. Articles are needed in your expertise.
Don’t worry about spelling, etc. With your permission, I will touch it up.
D. Keep your personal information current by dropping me a note or an email (Fxputrow@aol.com) any time
you change your address, email, telephone number, etc. A few of our members have disappeared off the
face of the earth.
Remember: Revenues are required to support any organization. Please do your part.
Thank You >> Frank Putrow
CNA members, and other guest writers, have been encouraged to submit articles for publication in our newsletter.
I have received feedback from members who would like to see more articles about paper money, tokens, bonds, proclamations, casino chips, etc. I have requested such assistance from knowledgeable sources in our CNA.
Larry Casey, a CNA Board member, recently had an interesting exchange with member Emil H., regarding Emil’s 1869 Five Centavos note. Larry has suggested a new approach to fill this need. He writes “I would like to propose a new column for our newsletter. I don’t want a column of my own, but a column for all of the members of a slightly different format. If a member has an item of interest, an oddity or error, or perhaps something to enlighten the membership, they can submit it without much supporting documentation, then it could be enhanced by another CNA member if necessary”.
This is the first article published in the new column.
1869 5 Peso ERROR Note
When I first saw this note (picture following) on eBay, I
didn’t think much of it……decent example, but nothing extraordinary. However,
when I took a closer look I noticed that the red seal was severely misplaced,
and then I realized that it wasn’t simply misplaced but in fact the red seal
was INVERTED! Perhaps the sheet was fed upside down?
After inspecting a couple “normal” 5 Peso notes I came to the conclusion that they were most likely printed in 3 stages, as follows:
1) The red seal being printed first, 2) then the black text,
images, and denomination
3) and finally the red serial number.
This is confirmed because the black text is printed over the red seal, however, the red serial number is printed over the black.
I was expecting this process to be inline when the error note arrived, but it was not the case. The red seal is in fact printed over the black printing!
After researching it a bit and simply making an educated guess, I came to the conclusion that this could be a double error note. My theory is, that the black was printed, then the serial numbers. After realizing they forgot to print the red seal, they fed it back into the printer and printed the seal, not noticing the sheet was upside down. The results of course being printed over the black!
Could I be waaaaaaaaaaaay off? Of course! But this is the joy I call collecting!
Comments or questions regarding this 1869 Five Centavo note can be directed to Fxputrow@aol.com. I will contact Emil or another knowledgeable member, then respond to the inquiry. (con’t)
ORDER YOUR CNA COMMEMORATIVE COIN NOW.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!!!!
SPECIAL INCENTIVE: PURCHASERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A NEWLY RELEASED CUBAN ‘WOODEN” 5 CENTAVO/NICKEL.
Orders are being accepted at this time. The coins are $20.00 each, and SH&I will be an additional $2.50 per coin in the USA. SH&I to countries outside of the USA is $11.00. None of the non-serialized coins are left. Members are limited to one serialized coin at this time, which will be their CNA member number. Members who have not responded may lose their opportunity, when the CNA Board addresses the remaining serialized coins during the January 12, 2008 Annual General meeting. The coins may be ordered using the form provided below. Checks should be made out to Cuban Numismatic Association. If paying by Paypal, please address the payment to Fxputrow@aol.com, and I will convert the payment to our CNA checking account. Please add an additional dollar if paying by Paypal, to cover the Paypal fees. Please mail check to: Frank Putrow, 2175 Oak Grove DR., Clearwater, FL. 33764.
Name_____________________________________________ Member serial number ( )
Address___________________________________________ Check # ________
Telephone number __________________________________ Email address_________________
Order: Serialized Coin @ $20. Please circle YES NO $_____________
SH&I $2.50 each (USA only).
$11.00 SH&I to foreign countries + $1.50 each additional coin.
Please contact Frank Putrow at Fxputrow@aol.com or 727 5317337
for SH&I if shipment is more than 3 coins in the USA. $_____________ Total amount enclosed: $_____________
MEMBERSHIP DUES - IMPORTANT
Members are reminded that their 2007 MEMBERSHIP DUES were due, effective January 1, 2007.
If you are not current with your 2006 dues, this is a good opportunity to pay both years and become “paid up”. Members who pay their 2007 dues will receive the newly designed membership card, AND a new Cuban Five Centavo “wooden nickel”.
The regular annual membership fee of $10 ($5 Jr.) may be paid by check and mailed to Treasurer Bob Freeman at 523 N. Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL. 32301-1281. Members who reside outside of the United States, or prefer not to mail a check, may pay an extra dollar to PayPal, using the PayPal ID of Fxputrow@aol.com. The extra $1 will cover the PayPal commission. Please use the CNA membership application if any personal information has changed, such as address, email, etc., and mail it to Bob Freeman with the check. If paying by PayPal, make the appropriate notation in the REMARKS section. IF you are not sure if you are current with your 2006 dues, please contact Frank Putrow at Fxputrow@aol.com or call 727 46375097 (cellular).
If you are current with your dues –THANK YOU!!
Since the membership of CNA is so diverse, and separated geographically, it may be feasibly impossible for our members to meet and get to know one another. This section will highlight a member, or members, in each newsletter, providing a brief background of the person(s), so the membership may know a little about the person(s). It will be 100% voluntary. The officers and board members will be given first opportunity to provide their background, followed by the charter, then the regular members.
- Charter Member # 016
Ralph Haun was born in the mid 30's to parents who were fruit farmers in the Niagara Area of Southern Ontario. He started collecting Canadian Large Cents at an early age. When he was 15, World War II had ended, and many different coins from Europe and America were mixing into daily commerce by returning
veterans and the many new immigrants entering Canada. He became interested in world coins.
father was a successful businessman, selling farm supplies, fence posts and
wire to farms, industries, and municipalities in the area. Ralph started
to sell a couple of cedar strip boats from their front lawn, which faced the
highway. This small boat business took off, even though it was on the
highest point between Lakes Ontario and Erie. Soon, trailers and
outboard motors were added. By 1954, his business grew from off-brand
motors to a factory direct Johnson Outboard Marine franchise.
Starting a business course in 1955 at Waterloo College, now Sir Wilford Laurie University, he would travel the 90 miles home on weekends to lay out the following weeks work for his two mechanics, then head back to school Sunday afternoon. At this time, both his dad and brother were helping in the business with sales and rigging.
In 1957, during Spring break, Ralph and 3 other students drove a new auto picked up in Detroit, Michigan to
Florida. From Miami, he thumbed a ride to Key West, and purchased a ticket to Havana, Cuba for three days.
was the beginning of his interest in Cuban coins. He was lucky to get back to USA, since Castro’s soldiers was close to Havana, and all transportation was in turmoil.
Upon his return to Miami, he spotted one of two very different boats on a sidewalk just outside a Marine Dealership. The next day, he found out that they were Glastron Fibreglass boats from Texas. Within a year he
was the Canadian distributor and president of his 2nd.company, Glastron, Canada, Ltd.; the first being Haun Marine, Ltd.
On August 13, 1960, he married his wife Virginia after a 15 month engagement. They honeymooned in Mexico, which also was the start of his Mexican coin collection.
They have two sons: David, who is in the Canadian Air Force, and Paul, who is a plant operator at the Nuclear Power plant at Port Darlington, Ontario.
left the Marine industry in 1978. He then sold real estate until 1990, then he
Today, Ralph enjoys his coin collections of Canada, United States, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Brazil, New Zealand, Australian, as well as other foreign countries.
Ralph and Virginia are proud grandparents of 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. They enjoy motorhoming in
their renovated 1974 G.M.C. motorhome. They plan to visit Newfoundland and Labrador next summer.
CUBAN 5 CENTAVO “WOODEN NICKEL” will make a debut at the 2008 FUN Coin Show.
The CNA will staff a table (Cuban Numismatic Association) at the 2008 FUN Coin Show, in the CLUB section. Volunteers will provide mementos, answer inquiries, and solicit new membership for the CNA. Our newest item of interest is a Peso size “wooden 5 centavo/nickel”, designed after the CNA silver commemorative medal/coin sold to membership since 2005. Collectors of wooden nickels should find these pieces desirable, since the CNA may have produced the very first 5 centavo/nickel in existence. Supplies of the “wooden 5 centavo/nickel” are limited. Members will receive one when they renew their 2008 membership.
TOKENS OF CUBA
CUBAN SUGAR ESTATES – SECTION ONE
by Rudy Valentin, CNA Director and Charter member.
Every country in the world has had, at one time or another, the necessity to issue what we call tokens, or private unofficial coinage. There are many reasons, but all have the same purpose; to benefit an individual or entity.
Cuba was a Spanish colony which suffered the most for lack of official minor coinage. The colonists (military, as well as tobacco and sugar plantations) took advantage of this situation, and issued tokens. They paid the peasant workers with their private tokens, and in turn, the peasant worker bought their staples at the “company store”. Of course, the prices were inflated, which resulted in the company reaping double profits. In addition, tokens were issued by the government for transportation purposes.
Tokens have always been collected by the inhabitants of certain areas, but it is only recently that tokens have been popular among collectors. This is primarily due to the increasing price of coins, and published works about the various types of tokens.
Around 1960, the eminent numismatist Henry Christensen, published a series on Cuban tokens in his mail auction catalogs. This information was initially developed by Roberto Pesant, whose research in Cuban Numismatics is unsurpassed. Mr. Pesant listed the Cuban tokens in four major groups: sugar estate or plantation (centrales or ingenios), tobacco plantation, military, and transportation. It is not known if Mr. Pesant developed a separate segment for the commercial tokens, other than above.
This section is the first of four sections, which are a reproduction of the Sugar Estate Tokens of Cuba, as published by Henry Christensen in his mail auction catalog #60, dated October 22, 1976.
Repeating, for your convenience – the following initials are used for the Cuban Provinces:
C. = CAMAGUEY
H. = HABANA
L.V. = LAS VILLAS (SANTA CLARA)
M. = MATANZAS
O. = ORIENTE (SANTIAGO DE CUBA)
P.R. = PINAR DEL RIO
In the listings which follow, and which will be continued until completed, the estate name is given first, followed by its location.
DOLORES – Macurijes, M (Province).
67. Five Cents – 27mm – Brass.
Obverse – ING*. DELORES/S.R/5
Reverse – blank
S.R. are the initials of the owners; Heirs of Rosell. Ramsden believed it to be a strap check (?)
DOLORES – Remedios, L.V. (?)
68. One Peso – 35mm
Obverse – DOLORES
Reverse – UN PESO
69. Forty Cents – 33mm
similar to No. 67, but 4R
70. Twenty Cents – 31mm
similar to No. 67, but 2H
DOS AMIGOS – Manzanillo, O.
71. One Peso – 32mm – Nickel
Obverse – a wheel design / INGENIO CENTRAL DE CAMPECHUELA 1882 / LOS DOS AMIGOS /
Reverse – VALE / UN / PESO
72. Fifty Cents – 27mm – Nickel
similar to No. 71, but ½ Peso
DOS HERMANOS - Cruces, L.V.
73. Fifty Cents – 23mm - Brass
obverse – CENTRAL DOS HERMANAS/50/CRUCES
reverse – VALE EN EFECTOS/50/Cents
74. Twenty Cents – 23mm – Brass
similar to No. 73
75. Ten Cents – 23mm – Brass
similar to No. 73 – 16mm
DOS HERMANOS – Bahia Honda, P.R.
76. Five Cents – 16mm – Copper
Obverse – TIENDA INGENIO HERMANDOS/DOS
Reverse – VALE ½
DOS ROSA – Cardenas, M.
77. Forty Cents – 29mm – Brass
Obverse – CENTRAL DOS ROSAS/40 (all incuse)
Reverse – blank
78. Twenty Cents – 29mm – Brass
similar to No. 77
79. Ten Cents – 29mm – Brass
similar to No. 77
80. Five Cents – 29mm – Brass
similar to No. 77
ALL are struck on very heavy planchets. The L in CENTRAL is upside down.
DURAN – Duran, H.
81. Fifty Cents – Octagonal – Brass
Obverse – JOSE ANT. SALAVERRIA E HIJOS/INGENIO DURAN
Reverse – VALE/50/CENTAVOS
ECUADOR – Jovellanos, M.
82. Twenty Cents – 19mm – Copper
Obverse – a Palmetto tree/YNGENIO ECUADOR/1864
Reverse – CONTRAHENDO ET SOLVENDO/S.P./2
83. Ten Cents – 19mm – Copper
Obverse - as No. 82
Reverse – M. Y. F. DE LA VEGA/VALE POR UN REAL
EDEN PARK – Navajas, M.
84. Ten Cents – 21mm – Nickel
Obverse – INGENIO EDEN PARK/*E. DESCHAPELLES*/.10
Reverse – Coat of arms
85. Five Cents – 21mm – Copper
similar to No. 84
86. Two and one half Cents – 21mm – Copper
similar to No. 84
Nos. 85 and 86 are also known in Nickel.
ENCARNACION – Hoyo Colorado, H.
87. Value Unknown – 22mm – Brass
Obverse – INGENIO/ENCARNACION/HOYO COLORADO
Reverse - ?
ESCORIAL – Jiquimas, M.
88. One Cent – 23mm – Brass
Obverse – INGENIO ESCORIAL/1
Reverse – JIMUIMAS (all incluse)
ESPANA – Colon, M.
89. One Peso -45mm – Brass
Obverse – I.A./:1 P./B.
Reverse – blank
This token may belong to the nearby ALAVA estate –I.A. meaning Ingenio Alava. It was attributed to ESPANA in the Nova Collection.
90. One Peso – 33mm – Brass
Obverse – INGENIO ESPANA/Lion rampart
Reverse – VALE 1 PESO
91. Fifty Cents – 33mm – Brass
similar to No. 90
92. Twenty Cents – 26mm – Brass
similar to No. 90
93. Ten Cents – 19mm – Brass
similar to No. 90
94. Five Cents – 12mm – Brass
similar to NO. 90
There are other tokens, nameless, but with the same lion rampart and the values 30 and 5 stamped on them. I hesitate to include them to this estate only on the figure of the lion.
ESPERANZA – Manzanillo, O.
95. Twenty Cents – 29mm – Brass
Obverse – INGENIO ESPANA/V.R. & CO./ a wreath
Reverse – 20 CENTAVOS/stylized border
96. Ten Cents – 25mm – Brass
similar to No. 95
97. Five Cents – 21mm – Nickel
similar to No. 95
98. Two and one half Cents
similar to No. 95
V.R & CO. is for the estate owners: VENEZIA & CO.
ESPERANZA – Guines, H.
99. Five Cents – 19mm – Brass
Obverse – ESPERANZA/ a tree
Reverse – JOSE E ECHANDI/ ½ R
This estate belonged to the Count of Romero, whose armorial bearings displayed a tree. Jose E. Echandi must have been the owner of the store.
ESPERANZA – Santa Clara, L.V.
100. One Peso – 39mm – Aluminum
Obverse – COLONIA ESPERANZA/ $1
Reverse – ANGEL BEORINANA/ $1
101. Fifty Cents – 31`mm – Aluminum
similar to No. 100
102. Twenty Cents – 27mm – Aluminum
similar to No. 100
103. Fifteen Cents – 25 mm – Aluminum
similar to No. 100
104. Ten Cents – 24mm – Aluminum
similar to No. 100
105. Five Cents – 21mm – Aluminum
similar to No. 100
106. Two Cents – 19mm – Aluminum
similar to No. 100
Angel Beoranana was the owner of the store.
FE – Camajuani, M.
107. Fifty Cents – 32mm – Brass
Obverse – INGENIO FE CAMAJUANI/50cs
Reverse – VALA A LA TIENDA POR 50cs DE EFECTOS
108. Five Cents – 18mm – Brass
Obverse – COLONIA FE/FLORENCIO F. PERAZA
Reverse – VALE POR 5 C/ a star between leaves
This belongs to a plantation within the estate.
FLOR DE SAGUA – Sagua, L.V.
109. Twenty Cents – 25mm – Brass
Obverse – A.Y.C. (incuse)
Reverse – VALE 2 REALES
A y C. was the estate owner: Amezaga & Company.
FLORIDA, LA – Guantanamo, O.
110. No Value – 27mm – White Metal
Obverse – Indian Head/ LA FLORIDA
Reverse – crossed branches/M.L.B.
The significance of M.L.B. is unknown.
111. One Peso – 35mm – Brass
Obverse – FINCA LA FLORIDA/ UN PESO
Reverse – a cruciform design/LUCIANO R. MONZON E. HIJOS
This belongs to a plantation on the estate.
FORTUNA – Alquizar, H.
112. Half Wage – 22mm – Brass
Obverse - INGENIO FORTUNA
Reverse – MEDIO JORNAL
FRANCISCO – Francisco, C.
113. Ten Cents – 24mm – Brass
Obverse – BARTOLOME PONS/FRANCISCO/PROVINCIA DE CAMAGUEY
Reverse – VALE POR 10 EN MERCANCIAS
GUANASNA – Guamutas (?), M.
114. Twenty Cents – 24mm – Brass Octagonal
Obverse – Guanasna/2
Reverse – J.M./PADRON/ 2
115. Ten Cents – 22mm – Brass Octagonal
similar to No. 114
116. Five Cents – 19mm – Brass Octagonal
similar to No. 114
The values are in reales. These are sometimes found with an “S” counterstamped between the J.M.
HATILLO – Palma Soriano, O.
117. Twenty Five Cents – 29mm – Brass
Obverse – sugar cane in field/ INGENIO HATILLO/CUBA
Reverse – TIENDA MIXTA/ 25
118. Ten Cents – 26mm – Brass
similar to No. 117
119. Five Cents – 22mm – Brass
similar to No. 117
CUBA is for the Province of Oriente and not for the country.
INDIO – Sagua, L.V.
120. Ten Cents -34mm – Brass
Obverse – TIENDA INGENIO – INDIO
Reverse – 10/ CENTAVO – ORO/ EN EFECTOS
These are also found in hard rubber.
INTREPIDO – Colon, M.
121. Ten Cents – 22mm – Brass
Obverse – S.M.
Reverse – 10 Centavos
122. Ten Cents – 19mm – Brass
Obverse – as No. 121
Reverse – 10Cs
Ramsden incorrectly attributed the S.M. to the San Miquel estate. The initials stand for the owner of the INTREPIDO, the Marquis of San Miquel.
JESUS MARIA – Hoyo Colorado, H.
123. Fifty Cents – 32mm – Brass
Obverse – a six pointed star/YNGENIO JESUS MARIA
Reverse – M. DEL C./50 CENTAVOS
M. del C. is the owner, Miguel del Corral.
124. Twenty Five Cents – 28mm – Brass
similar to No. 123
125. Ten Cents – 22.7mm – Brass
similar to No. 123
126. Five Cents – 19mm – Brass
similar to No. 123
JIQUIABO – San Miquel, H.
127. Ten Cents – 22mm – Brass
Obverse – TIENDA INGENIO JIQYIABO/C.P.
Reverse - 10 Centavos
C.P. is the owner, Carlos Pedroso.
JOSEFITA – Guines, H.
128. Fifty Cents – 33mm – Aluminum
Obverse – TIENDA/DEL/CENTRAL JOSEFITA
Reverse – PALOS CUBA/ 50 C EN EFECTOS
129. One Cent – 18mm – Brass
similar to No. 128
JULIA, LA – Batabano, H.
130. Fifty Cents – 32mm – Brass
Obverse – INGENIO LA JULIA/ DE LOS HEREDEROS DE/ JULIA R. CASUSO
Reverse – VALE/ A LA TIEDA/ 50 CENTAVOS
131. Ten Cents – 26mm – Brass
similar to No. 130
132. Five Cents – 19mm – Brass
similar to No. 130
133. Five Cents – 19mm – Brass
Obverse - POTRERO DILIGENCIA/SAN FELIPE
Reverse – F.C.R./VALE A LA TIENDA POR CINCO CENTAVOS
Potrero means grazing land; San Felipe is the name of the ranch. F.C.R is the owner, Francisco Casuso Rodriguez.
LABARINTO, EL – Rogue, M.
134. Half Wage – 22mm – Nickel
Obverse – R.F./EL LABARINTO YAREYAL
Reverse – a sugar crushing machine/ VALE POR MEDIO JORNAL
R.F. is he owner, Rafael Fernandez. Yareyal is the location, near the town of Rogue. The following are plantation tokens of this same estate.
135. Twenty Cents – 24mm – Copper
Obvere – 20/ CALONIA LABARINTO. TIENDA. (all incluse)
Reverse – blank
136. Ten Cents – 24mm – Copper
similar to No. 135
137. Five Cents – 24mm – Copper
similar to No. 135
138. Two Cents – 24mm – Copper
similar to No. 135
139. One Cent – 24mm – Copper
similar to No. 135
LAGARTOS, LOS – (?), L.V.
140. One Cane Load – 25mm – Aluminum Scallop
Obverse – E.AGUILAR Y CIA./ING./LOS LAGARTOS
Reverse – CARRETEROS/ 1 CANA
A very odd value: it refers to a wagon load of sugar cane. After cutting the cane stalks in the plantations, they were carted to the mill by two-wheeled oxcarts. A tally was kept for payment to the plantation owners either in money or in processed molasses. This token is either a check or payment for the waggoner.
LUCIA – Hoyo Colorado, H.
141. Fifty Cents – 30mm- Brass
Obverse – TIENDA/CENTRAL LUCIA/MARTINEZ & GROVE
Reverse – 50/CENTAVOS/EN/EFECTOS
142. Ten Cents – 25mm – Brass
similar to No. 141
Martinez & Grove owned the store.
143. One Peso – 36mm – Brass
Obverse – TIENDA/DEL/CENTRAL LUCIA
Reverse – VALE/ S 1/ EN EFECTOS
144. Fifty Cents – 30mm – Brass
similar to No. 143
145. Twenty Cents – 26mm – Brass
similar to No. 143
146. Ten Cents – 22.4mm – Brass
similar to No. 143
147 Five Cents – 19mm – Brass
similar to No. 143
LUCIANO – Macagua, M.
148. Ten Cents – 22mm – Nickel
Obverse – Y.L./ 1 (all incuse)
Reverse – same as obverse
Y.L. stands for YNGENIO LUCIANO; 1 for One Real. The letters are very large, the workmanship crude. Circa 1890. It has been erroneously listed elsewhere as a Venezuelan 1 Locha token.
LUGARENO – Nuevitas, C.
149. Five Cents – 20mm – Aluminum
Obverse – CENTRAL LUGARENO/VARONA & CO./CUBA
Reverse – VALE POR/ 0.05 CTS/ EFECTOS
LUZ – Bermeja, m.
150. Twenty Five Cents – 35mm – Brass
Obverse – ING* LUZ/ F.C.CH/25
Reverse – blank
F.G.CH is the owner Francisco Garcia Chavez.
LUZ DE REYES – Union de Reyes, M.
151. Two and on Half Cents – 19mm Aluminum
Obverse – TIENDA LA ESPERANZA/LUZ/DE/REYES
Reverse – CUARTILLO/above and below a bead flanked by leaves
CUARTILLO means ¼ Real – 2 ½ Cents.
NEXT NEWSLETTER (01-08) – SECTION 2 of THE SUGAR ESTATE TOKENS of CUBA.
1870 Cuba Patterns
An email from RZ, a collector/dealer, regarding a four coin set of 1870 Cuban pattern coins, resulted in this interesting insight into these rare items.
Googling for 1870 Cuba Patterns, I found your CNA newsletter. I am a collector/dealer in Texas. I recently acquired a four coin set of 1870 Cuban pattern coins: Ten, Twenty, Medio and Peso, all AU through Unc. Since I have no references (they don’t show in my current Krause catalog and I have only found one sale at Heritage), I am hoping you can direct me to someone with knowledge of these. Whatever you may provide would be appreciated. Kind Regards, RZ
This email was forwarded to Enrique Cayado, CNA Associate Director/Research, who responded to RZ.
“The coins in question, if copper, are probably Pn2a through Pn5a, they do appear in the “Standard Catalog of World Coins”, 19th Century; they are listed in page 254 of the 4th edition and listed under a “Pre-Republic” category. All the patterns price under the BU column but they are properly proof strikes (all major grading services will slab them as Special). As for most world coins the obverse and reverse are flipped. The shield should always be reverse.
Cuba, since the Guaimaro Constitution of 1868, was a belligerent constitutional republic. “Republic in Arms” is a more appropriate sub-title. The catalog lists a mintage of 40 for the copper patterns and a mintage of 10 for the silver patterns; I do not know of any documentation of the Cuban government or the “Junta Revolucionaria de Cuba y Puerto Rico” that confirms these mintage quantities or the provenance. The Junta in New York City did commission paper money and postage stamps in 1869. The design of the coins is consistent with the paper money. The CT initials of the coins are sometimes attributed to Clemente Toretti, a contemporary entrepreneur who sold steam machinery to the Bolivia Mint during the presidency of Melgarejo. here are Bolivian patterns with the same initials and similar design, but no documentation whatsoever, indicating that Toretti was involved in the Bolivian or the Cuban patterns.
My personal belief is that the dies and coins were indeed commissioned by the Junta, privately designed, and manufactured in the United States. I have seen recent sales of some of these Patterns (Superior, Northeast and Ebay). I also know of two private sales. It is hard to place a value on coins without examination. I would estimate a conservative market for a slabbed Sp60+ copper set, (10 Cent. to Un Peso) at $6 to $8 K minimum. Corrosion is a common problem with these coins. I believe many, if not all, were lacquered.
A follow up email was sent to Mr. Cayado was sent to RZ (in part).
We don’t have the same Standard Catalog edition. Mine is 2006, 5th edition. For Pre-Republic issues (page 245), only about 1/3 as much data is available – no mintages are given and only the 20 cents and peso are listed. The medio peso was lacquered…sent it to NCS about a month ago. The others look to be as-struck although the peso is not UNC, maybe AU55. No corrosion. I will probably mail them to NGC soon. FYI, found these rattling around in a sack with other unusual Latin American coins that was sold at the Florida State Unclaimed Safe Deposit Box Auction in early August.
A final follow up email from Mr. Cayado to RZ (in part).
Don’t let them go too cheap, I think current price information is a bit understated. The +++ rarity is the 5 cent. The silver is way understated insofar as value. Problem with the lacquer is the planchet sometimes exfoliates when they clean it. I think the alloy was defective.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:
From member Dennis G.
Do you know if there is a good specialized book on the coinage of pre-Castro Cuba?
Response. A comprehensive book on Cuban coinage does not exist. Perhaps the most respected is a small softcover book by Pesant, published in 1958?? It does not cover the 1870 patterns nor the 1897-8 souvenirs. These books are very rare, but do show up for sale on occasions.
Krause publishes a World Coin Catalog (1901-2000), which contains pictures and specifications of all the Cuban coin of that period. Krause also publishes another catalog of Unusual World Coins that details the 1870 patterns, as well as the 1897-8 Souvenirs. These catalogs are not cheap, and it is best to get a friend to search EBAY for used books. I hope that the CNA will be able to put something together in the next few years that may concentrate this information.
I have seen a reference number used by a dealer for Cuban tokens referring to “Pesant” numbers. Can you tell me what this is and how I can obtain the book.
Response. Regarding Pesant’s Token identification numbers, they are still in use because there is no other acceptable reference. Pesant wrote a book on the 4 categories (sugar estates, tobacco plantations, military, and transportation). I started to publish this book in the January 07 CNA newsletter with the Tobacco Plantations tokens. The April 07 newsletter contained the Military tokens. The July 07 newsletter contained the Transportation tokens, and the October 07 newsletter will begin the Sugar Estate tokens. You should locate these articles and copy them to make your own reference book.
I made a quarterly price list which lists a good Cuban coin section. Is there any way that I can obtain a list of CNA members and their addresses, so I can forward them a list? Or, can I offer a list to the CNA to be published in the quarterly newsletter?
Response. A CNA member list is available on the CNA website (www.cubanumis.com). I would provide you a copy, but it does not include their mail addresses. I cannot provide the addresses, due to privacy issues. If you send me a copy (not to exceed ½ page) of your coin list for sale, I will publish it in the CNA newsletter want ad section.
From collector Peter S.
I read your article of 04 on the Cuban Numismatic site. Do you know who designed the ABC peso?
Are there any other pieces by the same designer?
Response provided by research of Enrique Cayado, CNA Associate Director/Research and Rudy
Valentin, CNA Director.
The designer of the so-called “ABC PESO”
Original design, note unfortunate “REPU-BLICA” hyphen (done on purpose.)
Jaime Valls, a pioneer of modern commercial illustration and creator of many classical art deco prints was the designer of the ABC peso. The design was revolutionary at the time and received much US mint criticism. As a footnote, the original design is in the Cuban Numismatic Association logo.
Valls, born in Cataluña in 1883, is considered one of the foremost plastic artists of the period. He was a frequent contributor to “Revista de Avance” and a member of the “Minorist” group. Revista de Avance was a forum and gathering point for most of the intellectuals later forming the “ABC” and fertilizing the nationalist Cuban politics from 1933 (Martinez-Saenz, Mañach, Ichaso, Roig, Marinello and so forth). As a caricaturist, he is equal or superior to Massaguer and David.
His art work in painting, commercial and caricature is classic and a most collectible and undervalued investment.
Jaime Valls was well known in Cuba for his artistic designs in advertisements for Bacardi Rum and the Crusellas Company.
Mr. Cayado adds “ Insofar as coin design and the US Mint, it is a most interesting subject. The so-called ABC peso, much criticized at the time, marked a change of standards for the mint. Mr. Valls did not design any other coins and he was not a coinage artist per se.”
“Propaganda posters were the vogue of those times and state mints are very conservative institutions. Trade criticism of this particular coin included “Italian fascist” for the obverse portrait, also communist for the date (some folk saw a hammer and sickle in the overlapping numbers). I think it is just a very pretty coin. The whole argument ended up with the popular “ABC peso” designation, equating the coin to some sort of political statement (it was not). I think France idealized some of their portraiture a bit during the same period (and received similar criticism). This was the second Cuban coin receiving criticism. Several articles downgraded the 1897-98 depicting Leonor Molina in the obverse (a mixed race woman on a coin!)… She actually was not but that is unimportant, they claimed her hair was kinky.“
Mr. Valentin adds “There was never an intention to circulate these coins widely. They were to
back the Silver Certificates issued by the government under Law No. 93 of March 22,1934. The
silver certificates were issued in denominations of one, five, ten, twenty, fifty, hundred, five
hundred and one thousand pesos. These were printed by The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
in Washington, DC. I believe that the artist was inspired by the Medal given to the Mambises by
the USA because of the similarity in design.”
Another point of interest was provided by CNA member, M. S. Turrini. He adds that Dr. J.
Martinez Saenz, then Secretary of the Treasury, was responsible for the production of the new
peso. He later was appointed to President of the National Bank of Cuba.
1920 PROOFS. WHERE ARE THEY???
In the September, 2007 World Coin News, a quarter page ad appeared in bold, large print. It read CUBA 1920 PROOF COINS WANTED. The ad specifically requested a 1920 5 Centavo PF66, and a 1920 Centavo (PF60 or better).
As a serious Cuban collector since 1998, I have to state that I never realized that 1920 Cuban Proof coins existed. After checking further, I was advised that the current NGC/PCGS Population Report lists a single 1920 5 Centavo Proof 66, a single 1920LR 10 Centavo Proof 64, a single 1920LR 20 Centavo Proof 64, and a single 1920HR 40 Centavo Proof 64.
I contacted the collector who placed the ad, who is also a distinguished member of the CNA.
He provided the following additional information:
There is not much I can tell you about these coins because there is almost ZERO information. I have planned for years to research the National Archives for the Records of the Philly Mint for 1920 to see what they show, but this is a Project delayed and pending.
What are the facts? We all know that 1920 circulating coinage was struck in the values of 1 and 5 cts in cupro-nickel, while the 10, 20 and 40 cts (no Pesos struck this year) were in silver.
In the late sixties or early seventies, the 40ct Proof was placed for auction (ex Curbelo collection) by Steinberg's. A lot of people believed this coin to be "whizzed" and not a Proof, including Roberto Pesant (he never saw it). Eventualy, I purchased the 40ct piece and the 20 ct piece. The 10 ct was offered to me, but I passed because it was very toned and I felt uneasy.
P.K (CNA member) bought it, and years later I bought it from him. I have now the only known Proof Silver specimens which I have slabbed with NGC and are certified as Proofs.
One day looking at the NGC population report I saw they had also certified the 5ct Proof, but not the 1ct Proof, this lead me to conclude that a Full Set of Proofs was struck for the circulation values of 1920, but WHY ONLY ONE SET? God only knows why !!!
One thing led to the other and I placed the ad in the hope of flushing out the owner of the 5c in the hope of either purchase it outright or trade it for some worthwhile rare Cuban stuff. The 1ct is probably lost forever. The 1ct is very difficult to identify in Unc, and probably in Proof as well, but who knows, there are many surprises in the Numismatic World.
While checking into the 1920 Proof mintage, I also discovered that Cuban 1953 Proof/Matte (PF/MA) coins are listed on the current NGC/PCGS Population Report. Krause World Coin Catalog lists 1953 Proofs, but not PF/MA.
1953 Centavo; One PF/MA63, and three PF/MA64.
1953 25 Centavo; Three PF/MA63, and one PF/MA65.
1953 50 Centavo; One PF/MA63, and three PF/MA64.
1953 Peso: One PF/MA63, and three PF/MA64.
In addition, the NGC/PCGS Population Reports lists Cuban 1952 PF/MA coins.
1952 10 Centavo; Two PF/MA63.
1952 20 Centavo; Two PF/MA63
1952 40 Centavo; One PF/MA63, and one PF/MA64.
ARE THERE ANY 1952 or 1953 PROOFS (PF) OUT THERE????? THE CNA WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.
CNA IS RECOGNIZED ON WWW.NUMISMATICNEWS.NET
This website is sponsored by Krause. Thanks to Colin Bruce II, Sr. Editor, Numismatic Books, and a CNA member, who posted the following blog on April 24, 2007. Mr. Bruce “blogs” under the name of “Court Jester”.
Many collectors in the USA may be aware of the fact that north of us is the well-established Canadian Numismatic Association, but unaware that located in the deep South in Clearwater, Fla., is the rather new Cuban Numismatic Association: I just received the latest e-newsletter from the president and editor Frank Putrow, and found reading it, I have to say it is excellent in scope, as it includes articles on coins, tokens, and paper money. Also of special interest, at least to me, are two Latino recipes under “From the Kitchen,” a very nice touch.
A special feature in this issue is a comprehensive NGC and PCGS Population Report for Cuban coins presented in great detail. It provides the number of coins certified by date and gives top MS grade encountered.
One other item of interest that they created for the membership is a one-ounce silver commemorative bullion piece. These are available to the membership with or without serial numbers, which the latter corresponds to your membership number. A very attractive piece with the large star that adorns one side, while the Cuban Coat of Arms is displayed on the other, similar to the peso series first issued.
Photos of the commemorative coin are also posted on the blog.
Note: This blog entry is found on the above website. Click on Expert’s Blogs. Delete any application information once you access the site, then click on “Court Jester”. Scroll down to the April 24th entry.
CNA NEWSLETTER ARTICLE INDEX
4-06/8 1870 Essai
4-07/14 1870 Patterns
1-04/4 1876 5 centavo
4-07/17 1920 Proofs
3-06/7 1869 1000 Peso Revolutionary Bond
2-07/14 1869 Paper Money Issues of Cuba
4-07/4 1869 5 Peso Error Note
3-04/3 ABC’s – The story behind the ABC’s
4-07/16 ABC Design
1-04/3 America’s involvement in Cuba
2-07/12 Auction Results of Cuban coins
3-05/6 Barber – Chief Engraver
3-05/10 Brand Collection Auction of 1964
3-05/12 Buyer Beware
4-05/8 Casino Chips
3-04/2 Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins
3-05/2 Commemorative Coins
2-06/11 Commemorative CNA Coin
2-04/4 Cuban Coin Adventure
3-05/8 Cuban Coins – A bit pricey
2-04/2 Cuban Market
4-05/12 Cuban Market
4-06/11 Cuban Mint Tour
1-05/3 Currency – Collecting Cuban Currency
1-04/5 Cuban Numismatics – Overview
1-04/6 EBAY – Buying and Selling
1-04/2 Embargo, as it applies to modern collectibles
1-06/7 First Circulating Currencies
1-05/7 First Strike of Cuban Coins
FROM THE KITCHEN
1-07/11 Sautéed Fish and Tropical Salsa with Avocado and Greens Salad
2-07/19 Ropa Vieja (Old Rags) with black beans and rice.
2-07/20 Tres Leche Cake
4-06/10 Flan Cake
3-04/9 Grading 101
3-07/10 Habana Real Hacienda Seal
2-05/6 Keys of Cuba
3-06/9 Medals – Moro Castle (1762)
1-06/8 Monetary Conversion after Spanish America War
2-04/4 Our Man in Cuba
2-07/8 Population Report of NGC and PCGS certified Cuban coins.
2-04/11 Relief – High and Low
1-04/6 Souvenir Peso – 1897
2-04/6 Souvenir Peso – 1897, and 1898 Peso
2-05/5 Trafalgar – A rich Naval history
3-06/5 Tokens - Tobacco Plantations
2-07/5 Tokens – Military and Post Exchanges
3-07/5 Tokens - Transportation
2-06/6 Treasurer’s Report
FROM THE KITCHEN
MOJITO – the Cuban traditional drink.
INGREDIENTS: juice of one lime, 1 ½ jigger Bacardi white rum, 1 ½ teaspoon of sugar, splash of club soda, 2 fresh spearmint sprigs, crushed ice.
In a tall glass, place 1 fresh spearmint sprig, 1 ½ teaspoon of of sugar and the lime juice. With a long spoon, crush the spearmint sprig an sugar on the bottom of the glass. Fill with plenty of ice and pour the rum and a splash of club soda. Stir and garnish with the remaining spearmint sprig.
REMEMBER Jorge Rodriguez from our last Annual CNA meeting on January 6, 2007?
The gentleman on the left is Jorge Rodriquez, who stirred the attendees of our CNA General meeting on January 6, 2007, with his inspiring story of how
he and his family escaped from Cuba in a crop duster plane, and with the assistance of personnel from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. His story was later covered in Coin World, written by a staff writer, who attended the meeting.
This photo was taken in New York City recently with Bill Clinton.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Cuba on October 28, 1492, during his initial westward voyage. In honor of the daughter of Ferdinand V and Isabella I of Spain, his benefactors, Columbus named the island JUANA, the first of several names he successively applied to the island. It eventually became known as Cuba,
from its aboriginal name, Cubanascnan.
The first Cuban coin minted in Philadelphia was the 10 centavos on March 9,1915, Tuesday ay 2:17 PM.
The Peso and 20 centavos followed on March11th at 9:39 and 10:50 AM respectively.
The Cuban Philatelic (Stamp) Society of America (CPSA) is active and many of our CNA members also belong to this distinguished organization. For more information, visit the website www.philat.com/cpsa . The editor of the Cuban Philatelist, and President of the Society is Dr. Yamil H. Kouri (firstname.lastname@example.org). Another website, maintained by fellow CNA member Ignacio Ortiz-Bello, provides additional philatelic information. See www.mimecanicapopular.com/filatelia.php
LOCATOR FOR COIN DEALERS
All coin dealers are on this web site.
Our webmaster, Stan Klein, needs the specific details of ANY problems that you might be having in these categories. PLEASE email your editor at Fxputrow@aol.com the specific problems you may be having at this time. I will condense and submit the problems to Stan for resolution.
In the meantime, here are some helpful hints that may improve any problems you may have.
1. A problem is that some ISP providers, such as AOL, retain the Pages of Websites on your computer in the internet cache, to speed up transmission. If you are an AOL subscriber, “REFRESH” your explorer connection by hitting “F5” key while you are on the page that does not appear to be current. Make sure that you are using the latest version of AOL, which is 9.0
2. Install Adobe Acrobat, including Adobe Reader 7.0. It is a free download, and available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
NOTE: Stan has also made two enhancements on our CNA websites that are especially useful to Ebay users.
A. Access the CNA website at www.cubanumis.com, then AUCTIONS.
There are three options to access Ebay by three categories (coins, paper, medals…).
B. If you are a seller on Ebay, access AUCTIONS, and follow the instructions to place
the special coded message in the body of your listing. An interested reader of your
listing will have a simple access to the CNA website from your listing. For an
example, check out Ebay item # 320062527010.
SPECIAL OFFERING FROM CNA.
Reproduction of “Birth of the Cuban Souvenir”, by Roberto Pesant.
This 20 page assembly is reprinted from the Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine.
It contains the planning, documentation, and production of the 1897, types I, II, and III, as well as the 1898 Peso.
Cost, including handling, is $12. Checks or Paypal (add $1 for administrative costs) accepted. Contact Frank Putrow at Fxputrow@aol.com or 727 5317337.
1. Cuban certified “pre revolution centavos and pesos. Contact Frank Putrow at
Fxputrow@aol.com or 727 5317337. 070107
2. Cuban Pacification Medal, US Army, Service Bronze Medal “1906-1909”. Both
medal and ribbon are in excellent condition. The obverse has the Cuban shield
flanked by two soldiers at an “at ease” position. Asking $149.00, plus $3.50 for
shipping. Also have many other “condecoration” items for sale, including
Military decorations, medals of honor, etc. Contact Rudy Valentin at
3. Cuban VF – AU centavos (1c to 40c) for sale. 75% of Krause list. Many to
choose from. Guaranteed satisfaction. Contact Jesus Inguanzo at
Guardafango@yahoo.com or 305 2237200. 070107
4. Cuba and World Coins. Order your free list at email@example.com or call 305
9756114 (weekends). J. Crespo CNA #54.
5. Cuban Collectibles N Things. http://stores.ebay.com/cubancollectiblesnthings
Free S&H to all CNA members. Sarita 070107
6. Two Cuban Gold sets:
Set #1 c/o all 1915 gold coins (1P, 2P, 4P, 5P, 10P, 20P) in Unc or better.
Set #1 c/o all 1916 gold coins in Unc or better. In 1916 set, 18K gold
Cuban coat of arms replaces the 20 peso.
Set #2 c/o all 1915 gold coins in Unc or better.
Set #2 c/o all 1916 coins, except 20P, in Unc or better.
Also c/o 19K Cuban flag, and Cuban Coat of Arms in high relief enamel, as well
as $2000 worth of diamonds.
Seller is asking $8000 for Set #1, and $9000 for Set #2. Contact M. Alvarez at
305 6510233 for additional details. 070107
1. Modest collector desires Cuban coins with ships highlighted on obverse. Contact
Bob Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org 070701
2. Modern Cuban Exchange, Visitor and minted coinage e.
Exchange: centavos (1998-2006), 5c (2003-6), 10c (2000-7), 25c (2003-6),
50c (1995 – 2006), Peso (1999-2006), 5 Peso Che 2000-6).
Visitor: centavos (1989a&b, 1998a&b), 5c (1982a&b), 10c (1982a&b),
25c (1982a&b, 1989a&b), Peso (1989).
Minted for general circulation: centavos (1982, 1998-2006), 2c (1987-2006),
5c (1966, 2000-6), 20c (2000-6), Peso (Marti 2000-6),
Peso (Patria Muerte 1990-2006), 3 Peso (Che 1993, 2001-6).
Also interested in purchasing 1995 Dual Commemorative Issue Pesos:
45 Anniversary of Central Banking in Cuba, and 100th Anniversary of the Death
of Jose Marti.
Contact Angel Giannotti at email@example.com. 070107
3. A discontinued DANSCO Supreme #7240 Cuba type-set album in good
condition with or w/o coins. Contact G.K. Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. English version of CUBA, A COUNTRY AND ITS CURRENCY, in very good
condition. Please contact G. Graham at BBQ_n_Blues@webtv.net 070107
1. Trade your UNC. Cuban 1898 peso, 1877 Cuban Pattern, or rare early Cuban
silver coins for my Cuban doubles, including rare proofs to high grades. I will
also purchase. Contact Carl at Carlme@earthlink.net or 282 6279443. 070107
1. Selling and buying all Cuban coins, medals and tokens. George Manz Coins,
Regina, Canada. Telephone 306 3522337. 070107
2. Colin Bruce II, CNA member, is looking for reference information on Cuban
Military Medals, including Modern issues. Contact Colin at
CUBAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
APPLICATION for MEMBERSHIP
The Cuban Numismatic Association was founded on January 9, 2004 at the 2004 FUN Coin Show. It encompasses all Cuban coins, currency, medals, tokens, bonds, casino chips, and all other items of private issue. The goal of the Association is to encourage, promote and dispense Cuban numismatic knowledge, culture, education, and fraternal relations among the numismatic community.
A quarterly newsletter is issued to all members. The newsletter includes general information, tutorial topics, and a limited classified ad section. During the first few years of development, annual meetings will be held in conjunction with the January Florida United Numismatists, Inc. (FUN) Coin Show.
Regular Membership is $10.00 per year person. Junior Membership (17 years of age or younger) is $5.00 per year per person.
NOTE: Charter membership enrollment period ended June 30, 2004.
Frank Putrow – President, Email (Fxputrow@aol.com), Telephone #727 5317337.
Andres Rodriquez – Vice President
Secretary – Marisol Cayado
Treasurer – Robert Freeman
Board of Directors – Richard Becker, Larry Casey, Stan Klein, Emilio M. Ortiz and Rudy Valentin.
Cuban Numismatic Association Membership Application
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