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The Central Bank Launches New Five Peso Coin

The new Cuban five peso coin. Photo: Courtesy Yander Zamora, Granma website.

The Central Bank of Cuba (Banco Central de Cuba) has launched a new five peso coin.  The coin will be released into circulation on July 3rd.

The new five peso coin measures 24.70 millimeters in diameter with a gold center surrounded by a silver ring.

The coin shows the portrait of Cuban hero Antonio Maceo and the Cuban coat of arms on the other side.  Also on the new coin, the slogan “Patria o Muerte,” and the year of creation of the coin.

The Cuban five CUC note will remain in circulation in Cuba.

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News source:  Granma



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