The Cuba Gold Peso coins are a unique issue of the early 20th century that were requested by the Cuban government and struck by the United States Mint. With designs from then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Charles E. Barber, the gold pesos for Cuba were available in six denominations for just two years. Today, 5 Peso Cuba Gold Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in individual plastic flips!
- Struck in 1915 and 1916!
- Artwork by Charles E. Barber!
- Contains .2419 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- The face value of 5 Peso is fully backed by the Cuban government.
- Obverse features Jose Marti.
- Reverse depicts the Cuban coat of arms.
- Please remember you could receive coins with the same dates, designs, and conditions when buying several coins.
The primary denomination issued in Cuba throughout much of its history was the Spanish reale. As a colony of Spain from 1492 to 1898, the two denominations to circulate on the island were Spanish reales and Spanish Colonial reales. Pesos were first introduced 1857 as paper banknotes used only on the island and had a value pinned at 1 peso to 8 reales. Following Spain’s loss to the United States in 1898 in the Spanish-American War, Cuba came under American control. The US Dollar became a dominant form of currency on the island, but in 1914 the Cuban government sought the assistance of the US government in producing gold Cuban peso coins. Available in 1915 and 1916, the denominations included 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, and 20 Pesos.
All of these 5 Peso Cuba Gold Coins are available to you for purchase with individual plastic flips. The coins remain a popular option today for investors and collectors as an affordable, historic alternative to modern gold bullion coins. The coins listed here come with varied dates and conditions. As previous circulation pieces, these coins can have Brilliant Uncirculated, About Uncirculated, circulated, or worn conditions. Visual flaws can range from minor production flaws to light, moderate, or heavy wear and tear from handling and use.
JM Bullion selects coins at random to fulfill your orders. We are not able to guarantee a particular date, design, and condition for the coin you receive. Once your payment has been processed, we will select coins from our available stock to fulfill your order. Please remember it is possible to receive coins with the same dates, designs, and conditions when you buy several coins.
Obverse designs on the 5 Peso Cuba Gold Coin include the right-profile bust of Jose Marti with the weight, metal purity, and date mark on this face. Reverse imagery on 5 Peso Cuba Gold Coins feature the Cuban coat of arms with the name of the nation and the face value.
Please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion with questions when you buy gold. Our team can assist you at 800-276-6508, online through our live chat, and via our email address.