The July 2013 issue of the Cuban Numismatic Association Newsletter
included this announcement of a new book in Spanish on the circulating coinage of Cuba. For more information on the CNA, see:
NEW REFERENCE BOOK ON CUBAN COINS NOW AVAILABLE
The book's title is "LA MONEDA CUBANA EN CIRCULACION'' and has been published by the Spanish editorial ''Cultivalibros". It is available at several online platforms for an attractive price of 15 euros, plus handling. The writer, Roberto Menchaca, has also kept some of the books, which could also be purchased directly from him for 10 euros, plus shipping.
Roberto reports that “It took me some effort and a trip to Cuba to unveil the mysteries of the CUC and INTUR coinages. Fortunately, the staff of the Cuban Numismatic Museum was very cooperative. The book is only available in Spanish (i.e. my mother tongue) but I am planning in the future to translate it into English depending on the actual demand”.
The book is 104 pages and deals with the history associated to the different stages of the Cuban coinage starting from 1915 till 2012 including a chapter dedicated to CUC coins and another covering the INTUR emissions. It also contains annexes dedicated to the patterns of 1870 and the 1897/8 emissions. Finally, there is an accurate table enclosing all the years in which Cuban coins have been minted listed by denominations and mints in charge (where all mistakes appearing in the Krause catalogue have been removed).
Questions should be directed to Roberto Menchaca at
email@example.com. Feedback, etc, should be directed to
That's a clever cover illustration - a group of Cuban coins arranged in the shape of the island. Just don't bother trying to buy any Cuban coins on eBay - see an article later in this issue for an update on the auction site's ban on Cuban collectibles.
To order a copy, see any of these online outlets:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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