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Cuban Peso

Cuban Peso Currency:

The peso is one of the two currencies used in Cuba. The other currency is called the Cuban Convertible Peso. Cuban Peso known as the National peso. Since 1994, it has been in limited use.In 1857, the peso was introduced, replacing Reales at 1 Peso = 8 Reales. The peso was pegged to the US dollar at par in 1881. The convertible peso was introduced at a par with the dollar in 1994. It is denoted by symbol $.

The cupro- nickel 1, 2 and 5 centavos, silver 10, 20 and 40 centavos and 1 peso and gold 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20 peso coins were introduced in 1915. In 1943, brass 1 and 5 centavos were issued. 2, 5, 10, 20 and 40 centavos coins were occasionally minted in beginning 1915. In 1952, the last 10, 20 and 40 centavo coins were produced.  Silver 25 and 50 centavos commemorative coins were also issued in 1953. Cupro- nickel 20 and 40 centavos coins were introduced in 1962. Aluminum 1 and 5 centavos coins were introduced in 1963. Aluminum 20 centavos were introduced in 1969 followed by aluminum 2 centavos and brass 1 peso in 1983. In 1990, cupro-nickel 3 pesos coins were introduced. The Banco Central de Cuba introduced bi- metallic 5 pesos coin in 2017. Currently circulating coins are 1, 2, 5 and 20 centavos and 1, 3 and 5 pesos.

The Banco Español de la Habana introduced Cuba’s first issue of banknotes in denominations of 50, 100, 300, 500 and 1,000 dollars in 1857, under the Spanish Administration. In 1867, the 25 peso denomination was introduced, followed by the 5 and 10 peso denominations in 1869. 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavo and 1 and 3 peso notes were introduced by the Banco Español de la Habana in 1872. The Treasury issued notes for 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pesos in 1891. The name of the bank was changed to the Banco Español de la Isla de Cuba in 1896. Currently circulating banknotes are 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 pesos.

Cuban Peso

Cuban Peso (Cuba):

Code: CUP

Symbol: $, $MN, or ₱

Centavo ¢ or c

Subunit: 1/100= centavo

Banknotes:  

 $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000

Coins  :

1¢, 5¢, 20¢, $1, $3, $5

Central bank:

 Central Bank of Cuba

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