CUBAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER 3-07
IS A 501(c) 3 ORGANIZATION (see newsletter 2-07)
WWW.CUBANUMIS.COM July 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:
American Numismatic Association (ANA) – www.money.org
American Numismatic Society (ANS) – www.numismatics.org
Latin American Paper Money Society (LANSA) – www.lansa.bz Check website for variety of
Cuban currency for sale.
Page 4-5 MEMBER PROFILE.
Page 5-7 CUBAN TRANSPORTATION TOKENS (part 3), by Rudy Valentin, Director and
Charter member # 022.
Page 8-9 HABANA REAL HACIENDA SEAL
Page 10-11 RECENT AUCTION RESULTS OF CUBAN COINS.
Page 12-13 CNA NEWSLETTER ARTICLE INDEX
Page 13 FROM THE KITCHEN
Page 14-16 WANT ADS
Page 17 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
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
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 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 number.
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
EDITORS NOTE: CNA members, and other guest writers, are encouraged to submit articles for publication in our newsletter. The CNA, or your editor, does not substantiate or verify statements or data provided in these articles. At times, there may be information, dates, names, etc. that may not be absolute. Our readers are encouraged to use these articles for reference, and to further research the subject if they question any such matter. The writers may not wish to publicize their email address or telephone number, but any comments from the readers to the editor are welcome, and will be forwarded to the writer by the editor.
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. I will continue to concentrate and pursue these areas.
Please remember that your CNA is an associate member of LANSA (Latin America Paper Money Society), which maintains both a website AND a library. We are also members of ANA (American Numismatic Association) and ANS (American Numismatic Society). These international organizations maintain extensive libraries, and our CNA has access to their reference material. If any CNA member needs assistance obtaining documentation from any of our associate organizations, I can assist as necessary. Please note the reference websites on the face sheet of the newsletter.
ORDER YOUR CNA COMMEMORATIVE COIN NOW.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!!!!
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
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,
Name_____________________________________________ Member serial number ( )
Address___________________________________________ Check # ________
Telephone number __________________________________ Email address_________________
Order: Serialized Coin @ $20. Please circle YES NO $_____________
Non-serialized coin(s) @ $20 each. Quantity _____ $_____________
$2.50 each (
$11.00 SH&I to foreign countries + $1.50 each additional coin.
Please contact Frank Putrow at Fxputrow@aol.com or 727 5317337
SH&I if shipment is more than 3 coins in the
MEMBERSHIP DUES - IMPORTANT
Members are reminded that their 2007 MEMBERSHIP DUES were
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.
The regular annual membership fee of $10 ($5 Jr.) may be
paid by check and mailed to Treasurer Bob Freeman at
If you are current with your dues –THANK YOU!!
Your CNA welcomes Marisol and Enrique Cayado. Both gave up their respective leadership roles in January, 2005, due to personal matters. Marisol will be filling her previous position of Secretary, which has been vacant since her departure. Enrique, a founding Director, will assume the position of Associate Director/Research. This position will focus on research of membership inquiries, and position papers for publication. The Director position, previously held by Enrique, was filled by Rudy Valentin at the Annual CNA meeting last January.
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.
DORA (#1121) and JESUS INGUANZO (#0017)
When you talk about any of these two members, you must
remember they are one. Both were born in
La Habana in the 1940’s, and both pre-teens arrived in Miami in the early 60’s
with the inherent inner pain of true political exiles, who constantly yearn to
return home, and who constantly dream of a free Cuba. Their history, as a
family, started when they met one afternoon in an airport in
In their search for that special something that would keep
them close to
Jesus fell in love with Leonor Molina because of her close resemblance to Dora. To this day, Jesus cannot resist keeping every 1897/1898 souvenir coin that passes through his hands. What Dora enjoyed about starting their Cuban coin collection was learning, through Jesus, about the early history of coins in general, and the feeling was stronger when holding a Cuban coin. Dora also enjoys the fact that coin collecting gives them an excuse to travel to the different coin shows. Their children have no choice but to respect their passion for the love that they have for all things Cuban, including the little round discs that exemplify all that was great in years past.
CUBAN TRANSPORTATION TOKENS – Part Three
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.
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.
Part three is a reproduction
of the Transportation Tokens of
Cuba, as published by Henry Christensen in
his mail auction catalog #60, dated
A CARRETALAS - HABANA
600. No Value – 31mm – Octagonal – White Metal.
Obverse – A two wheeled covered coach drawn by a pair of horses, to the right: the driver astride the nearest
horse. Two passengers are inside the coach. Around, on the part, FERNANDEZ RAMIREZ Y CIA.
Reverse – The same horse drawn coach, but to the upper left. Around, on the upper part, EMPRESA
Listed in Coin Collectors Journal 887, Vol LXII, Pages 23-26. Listed in Fonrobert Catalog II, No. 7741, page 113
& illustrated with a line drawing dated 1860? Although I have never seen this token, I believe there is an error in
the drawing and in the description of the Reverse; the legend should read with an “R”, and not an “L”;
CARRETERAS, which means “Roadways”. The translation would then read correctly, “Road “transport”
BEA & CO. -
601. One Fare- 35mm – Brass.
Obverse - In two lines, the first one curved, M. BEA & CO/
Reverse - In two lines. 1/PASAGE. All incuse.
The date is uncertain, but probably ca. 1870. Believed to belong to a horse drawn coach line that started by the old
wharves, past the Plaza de Armas, and uphill towards the Ermita de Monserrate.
602. One trip - 35mm – Brass
Obverse - Same as foregoing
Reverse – In two lines. 1/Viage. All incuse.
FERROCARRIL DE LA
603. (480- C) No value – 19.5mm – Nickel.
Obverse – An old fashioned 4-0-4 locomotive to right; with smoke pouring out of its high stack. Around,
Reverse – A steamboat to left: smoke pouring out of its stack & flags flying from prow and stern masts. Below,
around, HABANA. 1881
The translation of the Obverse reads: The Bay Railroad Company.
604. (480-B) No value – 19.5mm – Copper.
Same as foregoing except for metal.
605. No value – 19.5mm – Copper
Same as foregoing except for a very thick planchet.
These tokens were probably worth ½ Real (5 cents). The company was formed in 1837 – the second oldest railroad
kilometers. The steamboats portrayed
on the Reverse crossed the harbor from Luz, on the
Casablanca & Fesser, where the railroad had its terminus. There were three boats in the company; ALFONSO XII,
MARIA ISABEL, and MARIA CRISTINA; the last two named for the Royal Princesses of Spain.
EMPRESA DE VAPORES DE
606. (480-D) No value – 22mm – Nickel.
Obverse – Ferryboat steaming to left.
Around, EMPRESA DE VAPORES DE LA
Reverse – A
FO. CL LA PRUEBA PRUEBA in larger letters; below, DE J. CABRERO DE in smaller letters.
FO. CL is the contraction for FERRO-CARRIL, “Railroad”. The translation of the Obverse is “Bay Steamboat
This token was described by B.P. Wright, M.D., in an article, with line drawing illustration, in the Numismatist
issue of December , 1902, Vol. XV, No. 12. However, the author mistakenly translated LA PRUBEA in its literal
sense “Railroad”, the experiment of J. Cabrero”. Actually, the name of the railroad is derived from the region it
served. It was a very short run, going from Rigla to Cojimar and to Campo Florido, some twenty odd kilometers
away. In all fairness, there is some doubt about the information set forth herein.
607. No value – 22mm – Copper.
Same as foregoing except for metal.
608. Five Cents (Counterstamped) – 22mm – Copper.
Same as foregoing except for value counterstamped on either ide.
It is believed that the reason for this specific value counterstamp lies in the fact that the Railroad was later merged
with the other one the went from
only for fare in the steamboats exclusively.
The ferryboat company was the successor of the one also described in the foregoing tokens, and they ran until the
depression years of the 1930’s. The boat pictured in the token corresponds to the two sister ships,
GUANABACOA and MANUEL UNDERDAWN.
The tokens are ca. 1890.
HAVANA ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY – HABANA
609. (480-G) One Fare – 18mm – Nickel.
Obverse – Within the perforated
center the enjoined company initials, H E. Around, within two concentric
Reverse – Same as foregoing except for legend around, VALE POR UN PASAJE.
610. (480-H) One Fare – 18mm – Bronze Plated.
Same as foregoing except for metal.
This trolley company was founded
around 1900 and later also was established for
obtained the franchise for neighboring Marianao as a railroad, so that after crossing the Almendares river, the cars had to be
provided with green and red lanterns. The fare was Five Cents, but after the Second World War, it was increased to Seven
Cents. During the Thirties, however, one could buy rolls of 22 tokens for One Peso in order to compete for passengers with
the public bus company. The company also obtained a franchise to run urban buses known as “Tranbuses” (trolley) and
Autobus, but it was short lived. The tokens were used indistinctively in the trolleys and the buses. The trolleys were
discontinued in 1952, and all the tracks were torn up.
These tokens were struck by
Scoville Mfg. Company,
OMNIBUS DE LA HABANA – HABANA
611. (480-E) Half Fare – 15mm – Nickel.
Obverse – Within the perforated center, a vertical strip with the company’s initials in two lines, O/H. Around, within two
concentric circles OMNIBUS DE LA HABANA.
Reverse – On the center strip, the value, ½. Around, within two concentric circles, VALE POR MEDIO PASAJE.
The translation for the reverse is “Worth One Half Fare”
This bus company was founded in the late 1920’s, but it was short lived. It was a deluxe type of service but was unable to
compete with the other lines since it charged Ten Cents, as against Five Cents for the other ones. The reason for this curious
Half Fare value was that, as an incentive during it’s waning years, it gave a Half Fare token for every Cent Fares
collected. In other words, if a passenger asked for a round trip Fare, he would give the conductor Twenty Cents, and get back
a Half Fare token. Two of these tokens, then paid for a future one way ride.
612. (480-F) Half Fare – 15mm – Bronze.
Same as foregoing except for metal.
613. (700-A) No Value – 22mm – Nickel.
Obverse – Within a circle, the letter B. Around, OMNIBUS DE SANTA CLARA S.A.
Reverse – Same as obverse.
614. No Value – 22mm- Brass. Same as foregoing except for metal.
The foregoing are for the bus line
of the City of
owners (Balbin?) of the company.
COMPANIA DE TRANVIAS
615. (180-A) One Fare – 22mm – White metal.
Obverse – In the center, the letter X. Around, COMPANIA DE TRANVIAS.
Reverse – Around,
616. (180-B) One Fare – 22mm – White metal.
Same as foregoing, except the letter P, instead of X.
The legend on the Obverse translates “Trolley Car Company”. The meaning of the letters X and P are uncertain.
OMNIBUS LA CUBANA –
617. (720-A) No Value – 15mm – Nickel.
Obverse – Within the perforated
center, the initials FF enjoined askew. Around, TRANSFERENCIA
Reverse – The reverse of the letters FF. Around, OMNIBUS * LA CUBANA *.
618. No Value – 15mm – Brass.
Same as foregoing except for metal.
These tokens are not really Fares, but Transfers, as may be gathered by the legend on the Obverse. The value of the Fare was
Five Cents, and of a Transfer, One Cent.
This urban bus line was later sold
to the railroad company, FERROCARRILES CONSOLIDADOS DE
kilometers distant. The initials “FF” are Ferrocarriles (Railways). In Spanish, the plural is always indicated by doubling the
first initial of the noun. For
NOTE: Part Four; (Section 1 of 4) of the SUGAR ESTATE TOKENS OF CUBA will be featured in the next
(# 04-07/ OCTOBER) CNA Newsletter.
The following article is the result of a simple inquiry
The email was forwarded to Enrique Cayado for further research.
Unusual and rare find of Habana Real Hacienda seal
E. Cayado, Apr 2007
We wish to express our thanks to Mr. F. D.
The object properties are:
Manufacture: Uniface, cast, white metal, non magnetic (probably silver or copper/silver alloy).
Diameter: 33 mm.
Thickness: 1.25 mm.
Weight: 10.2 gr.
The obverse has a Spanish shield with a visible Borbon inescutcheon; the rampant lions are facing right. A mirror (reversed) image of the legend RL HACIENDA DE LA HAVANA surrounds the shield. The reversed shield and legend is indicative of a seal, where the impression made on lacre or paper reads the correct way. It is likely an ink stamp because of the flatness of the lettering and devices, seals made for use on lacre (commonly called wax seals) usually have incuse lettering and devices so that the lettering appear on high relief on the lacre.
Photograph of the object:
The Real Hacienda was a combination of IRS,
Customs, Federal Reserve, GSA, FBI, CIA, Treasury, and anything pertaining to
the share of the king. It became central
to European economies after the first sample treasure shipment from Villa Rica
de la Vera Cruz (
The Borbon inescutcheon gives us a date range
from 1700 forward. We can perhaps exclude Felipe V (1700) and Luis I
The quality of engraving, manufacture and
spelling of Habana makes us think 18th century, we cannot absolutely
exclude Felipe V and Luis I because
A best date guess, given the
Ink seal, Real Aduana de San Lucas de Barrameda, circa 1805, abbreviated shield without Borbon escutcheon.
KRAUSE WORLD COIN CATALOGS NOW ON THE INTERNET.
Krause has placed their World Coin catalogs on the internet, thereby providing an option other than the annual large catalog books.
There are five catalogs that can be accessed monthly or annually for listed prices, OR one might choose to subscribe to the package of five for $19.95 monthly or $149 95 annually.
World Coin News (July 2007)
contains a story by Richard Giedroyc, disclosing a serious counterfeit problem
RECENT AUCTION RESULTS OF CUBAN COINS
Ponterio (P) April 26 & 27, 2007
# Excludes commission.
COIN GRADE $ SOLD FOR #
ND (1872-1877) 8 Reales ICG AU58 375 (P)
1870 10 C Pattern NGC PF55 2000 (H)
1897 Souvenir Type 1 NGC AU58 1220 (H)
1897 Souvenir Type 2 AU – lightly cleaned 140 (P)
1897 Souvenir Type 2 NGC AU58 180 (P)
1897 Souvenir Type 3 EF – light nicks 80 (P)
1915 1 P Gold PCGS MS64 425 (H)
1915 1 P Gold PCGS MS65 500 (H)
1916 1 P Gold NGC MS64 400 (H), 400 (H), 425 (H)
1916 2 P Gold NGC AU55 80 (H)
1916 2 P Gold NGC AU58 80 (H)
1916 2 P Gold PCGS AU58 80 (H)
1916 2 P Gold NGC MS62 180 (H)
1916 2 P Gold NGC MS63 220 (H), 240 (H), 240 (H)
1916 2 P Gold PCGS MS64 375 (H)
1916 4 P Gold NGC AU55 260 (P)
1916 4 P Gold NGC AU58 300 (H)
1916 4 P Gold ANACS MS62 375 (P)
1916 4 P Gold NGC MS63 450 (H)
1915 5 P Gold VF – cleaned 140 (S)
1915 5 P Gold ANACS MS62 190 (H)
1915 5 P Gold NGC MS63 260 (H)
1916 5 P Gold AU 185 (P)
1916 5 P Gold ANACS MS62 160 (H), 160 (H)
1916 5 P Gold PCGS MS62 170 (H)
1916 10 P Gold AU 320 (P)
1916 10 P Gold ANACS MS60 300 (H)
1916 10 P Gold ANACS MS62 310 (H)
1916 10 P Gold ANACS MS63 375 (H), 400 (H)
1916 10 P Gold NGC MS63 425 (H)
1916 10 P Gold PCGS MS63 425 (H)
1916 10 P Gold ANACS MS64 550 (H)
1915 20 P Gold NCS – UNC cleaned 850 (P)
1915 20 P Gold Unc – cleaned 150 (H)
1915 20 P Gold NGC AU58 950 (H)
1915HR 1 P Brilliant Proof 1850 (S)
1915HR 1 P ANACS MS62 550 (H)
1916 1 P NGC AU55 135 (P)
1916 1 P NGC AU58 160 (P)
1932 1 P ANACS MS62 80 (H), 80 (H), 75 (H)
1933 1 P ANACS MS61 65 (H)
1933 1 P ANACS MS62 70 (H), 70 (H), 65 (H)
1934 1 P Star ANACS MS62 50 (H), 51 (H), 51 (H)
1935 1 P ABC ANACS MS60 65 (H)
1935 1 P ABC NGC MS62 70 (H)
1936 1 P ABC ANACS MS62 190 (H)
1937 1 P ABC EF45 425 (P)
1938 1 P ABC ANACS MS62 40 (H)
1939 1 P ABC ANACS MS63 269 (H)
1953 1 P Marti BU 45 (P)
1915 1 C PCGS PF65 650 (H)
1958 1 C ANACS MS64 50 (P)
1915 2 C NGC PF63 600 (H)
1915 5 C NGC PF63 600 (H)
1916 10 C ANACS MS63 450 (H)
1920 10 C ANACS MS62 51 (H)
1915HR 20 C NGC MS64 300 (H), 280 (H)
1915LR 20 C ANACS MS61 25 (H)
1915LR 20 C ANACS MS63 65 (H)
1916 20 C NGC MS63 260 (H)
1916 20 C NGC MS64 325 (H)
1915HR 40 C NGC AU58 110 (P)
1915HR 40 C ANACS MS61 75 (H)
1915HR 40 C ANACS MS63 280 (H)
1915HR 40 C ANACS MS63 260 (H)
1915LR 40 C ANACS MS60 51 (H)
1915LR 40 C ANACS MS62 110 (H)
1916 40 C ANACS EF40 70 (H)
1920LR 40 C NGC AU55 210 (P)
AUCTION RESULTS: It is noted that coins with identical grader ratings demand different prices. This is due to (a) buyer’s preference,
grader,s tolerance, and opportunity. For example; it appears that more interested Cuban buyers were at the Heritage auction then the others. Thus, the competition was keener.
CNA NEWSLETTER ARTICLE INDEX
4-06/8 1870 Essai
1-04/4 1876 5 centavo
3-06/7 1869 1000 Peso Revolutionary Bond
1869 Paper Money Issues of
3-04/3 ABC’s – The story behind the ABC’s
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
4-06/10 Paella and Flan Cake
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
3-04/9 Grading 101
3-07/10 Habana Real Hacienda Seal
3-06/9 Medals – Moro Castle (1762)
Monetary Conversion after
Our Man in
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
This newsletter, a simple recipe is provided for FLAN:
FLAN. The mysterious dessert that Gringo’s have a hard time pronouncing.
INGREDIENTS: Half cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon water for the caramel covering.
One 14 oz. can of condensed milk, one 12 oz. can of evaporated milk, 4 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and pinch of salt (optional).
Heat water and sugar in small pot over high heat. Stir constantly with metal or wooden spoon until the sugar caramelizes to a light brown syrup. Add a small amount of water if necessary during stirring. Remove from heat.
Using a double boiler, cover small mold bottom with caramelized sugar.
Mix all ingredients in blender and pour into mold. Cover with lid. Partially fill bottom pan of double boiler with water. Cook at low heat for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out dry. When ready, remove mold and let cool to room temperature, then place in refrigerator for 2 hours. Once cold, turn over onto a serving dish.
If a double boiler is unavailable, place the flan mold (a small bundt cake pan will suffice) in a large Pyrex dish filled with water, and cook in oven for about an hour at 350 degrees.
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.
NOTE: Ads will be purged in October 2007 (4-07) newsletter, UNLESS the editor is notified and requested to continue the listing.
1. Cuban certified “pre revolution centavos and pesos. Contact Frank Putrow at
Fxputrow@aol.com or 727 5317337. 070107
2. Cuban Pacification
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
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. Latin American Bank Note Records. Catalogue of Latin American banknotes
produced by the American Bank Note Company for 20 Latin American
government issuing authorities. This 210 page catalogue is an essential reference
for any collector or historian of paper money. Price is $42, plus $5 S&H.
Contact Ricardo Magan, tel #508 8806188 or Sally1904@comcast.net. 070107
7. Two Cuban Gold sets:
Left TOP c/o all 1915 gold coins (1P, 2P, 4P, 5P, 10P, 20P) in Unc or better.
Left BOTTOM c/o all 1916 gold coins in Unc or better. In 1916 set, 18K gold
Cuban coat of arms replaces the 20 peso.
Right TOP c/o all 1915 gold coins in Unc or better.
Right BOTTOM c/o all 1916 coins, except 20P, in Unc or better.
Right holder 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 the left piece, and $9000 for the right piece. 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 email@example.com 070701
6. Cuban UNC P83, 1959 Series 500 pesos note. Contact Walter Bradford at
2. Modern Cuban Exchange, Visitor and minted coinage.
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:
Anniversary of Central Banking in
of Jose Marti.
Contact Angel Giannotti at firstname.lastname@example.org. 070107
3. A discontinued DANSCO Supreme
condition with or w/o coins. Contact G.K. Graham at email@example.com
4. English version of
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,
2. Colin Bruce II, CNA member, is looking for reference information on Cuban
Military Medals, including Modern issues. Contact Colin at
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CUBAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
APPLICATION for MEMBERSHIP
The Cuban Numismatic Association was founded on
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
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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