Vintage 1952 Republica De Cuba 20 Centavos Commemorative Coin 900 Silver Grade
Obverse Lettering REPUBLICA DE CUBA / 1952 1902 / VEINTE CENTAVOS / Reverse sugar mill "La Demajagua", and a Lonely Star / Lettering CINCUENTA AÑOS DE LIBERTAD Y PROGRESO / 1952 / 5 G. 900m / Mintage 8,700,000 units / Composition Silver 0.900 Grade / Edge type Reeded / Shape Round / Weight 5 Grams / Diameter 23.27mm / Thickness 1.35mm / Engraver Juan J. Sicre / Demonetized 03-13-1962
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This elaborated coin shows 2 important landscapes of the cuban history:
On obverse, fortress of the Havana Pharo in the Castillo de los Tres Principes popularly known as El Morro. On right shows enhanced image of the lighthouse of the fortress, and at front a Cuban flag.
On reverse is shown an image of the Arbol de la Demajagua (tree). This tree was considered a symbol of the independence, as it growth through a cannon wheel, debris of the battle fought at that place. The original tree died on 1998 and was replaced with other of the same specie. On the image is shown a big 5 pointed star, symbol of independent Cuba, on the tree.