Cuba 5 Peso Gold Coin

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The 5 Peso Cuba Gold Coin, a remarkable piece of numismatic history, offers an intriguing blend of historical significance and lasting value. Struck in the early 20th century, these coins were minted in 1915 and 1916 as a result of a collaboration between the Cuban government and the United States Mint. Designed by the renowned Charles E. Barber, Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint at the time, these coins are not just monetary items but also a piece of art that captures a unique historical moment. Their rarity and historical value make them a sought-after item for collectors and investors alike.


Key Features:

  • Struck in 1915 and 1916, adding to its historical value.
  • Artwork by Charles E. Barber, enhancing its artistic appeal.
  • Contains .2419 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Fully backed face value of 5 Peso by the Cuban government.
  • Obverse features the portrait of Jose Marti.
  • Reverse showcases the Cuban coat of arms.
  • Available in varied conditions, from Brilliant Uncirculated to worn.
  • Packaged in individual plastic flips for protection.


The Cuba Gold Peso coins hold a special place in the numismatic world due to their historical background. Initially, the primary currency in Cuba was the Spanish reale, used during its time as a Spanish colony. However, the introduction of the peso in 1857 marked a significant change, initially as paper banknotes. The coins came into existence post the Spanish-American War when Cuba, under American control, sought to establish its own currency. These gold coins, available in various denominations, were a symbol of Cuba’s emerging economic identity and a testament to its historical ties with the United States.


The design of the 5 Peso Cuba Gold Coin is a true reflection of its rich heritage. On the obverse side, the coin proudly features a right-profile bust of Jose Marti, a significant figure in Cuban history, symbolizing the nation’s struggle for independence and identity. The inclusion of the weight, metal purity, and date mark on this face adds to its authenticity and historical significance. On the reverse side, the Cuban coat of arms is elegantly depicted, representing the national pride and sovereignty of Cuba. This design not only celebrates Cuban heritage but also signifies the coin’s status as a valuable collector’s item.


Owning the 5 Peso Cuba Gold Coin is an opportunity to embrace a rare jewel of numismatic artistry, melding the rich narrative of Cuba’s past with the renowned craftsmanship of Charles E. Barber. Each coin is a distinctive testament to an era of historical transition and artistic excellence, offering both tangible value and a storied legacy. As an investment, a piece of history, or a work of art, this coin stands out as a unique treasure in any collection.



Precious Metal



Mexican Peso

Metal Content

0.2419 Troy Ounces


.999 Fine


5 Pesos




Charles E Barber


21 mm



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