Michael Z. writes: What is the value of, I guess, a 1935 Cuban Peso with Jose Marti on the face? If it is not a peso, the size of the coin is comparable to a silver dollar or half dollar.
There were often independent movements in Cuba, first from Spain in the 19th century and later from the United States in the 20th. The “ABC” pesos of 1934-1939 are a national statement of the Cuban peoples wish for true independence. The series features a bust of Liberty with the words PATRIA Y LIBERTAD (Country and Liberty) with the date below; the reverse show s the Shield of Cuba, the denomination of UN PESO and REPUBLICA DE CUBA below.
The key of the series is the 1937 issue that brings from $100-$1,000 depending on grade. The other dates bring between $15 and $150. The peso with Jose Marti only exists on the 1953 issue.