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Cuba
20 Pesos
1998 Proof



This week's featured coin is a 20 Peso piece from Cuba celebrating chess player Jose Raul.

José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera was born in 1888 in Havana, and was world champion from 1921 to 1927. He is often referred to as the "Mozart of chess" and one of the greatest player of all time.

The obverse of the coin features the National arms of Cuba within a wreath, with the denomination below. The reverse of the coin shows Jose Raul playing chess in his later years.

1,000 of the coins were minted with a value of $90.00 US.

KM#- 531
Government - Second Republic (1962 - Present)
Coinage Type - Decimal Coinage
Composition - Silver
Fineness - 0.999
Weight - 62.2 g 1.9977 oz ASW





 



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