The first coinage of the convertible currencies was carried out in the
year 1994 with facial values of 5, 10, 25 and 50 convertible cents and
1 convertible peso, being carried out its emission at the beginning of
the following year.
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In the year 2000 begin to be emitted the currency of 1 convertible cent.
In the obverse they have engraving in relief their facial value expressed
in numbers and the name of the vignette corresponding to the historical-cultural
reasons that they show, while in the reverse the national shield appears
as main element. To know the specific characteristics of each currency
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A bimetallic coin with a face value of 5 convertible pesos was issued in the year 2004.
Its outer ring is made of steel shielded brass and its nucleus is made of steel shielded nickel.
It was coined by the Bureau of the Mint of Cuba in the year 1999, in memory of Ernesto Che Guevara as Minister-President of Banco Nacional de Cuba.
There is an image of Ernesto Che Guevara in the center of the obverse known as “Che Ministro” with its face value in numbers to the right. In the upper part, the inscription ERNESTO “CHE” GUEVARA DE LA SERNA and in the lower side, the year 1999.
In the centre of the reverse is the coat of arms of the Republic of Cuba. The upper end the inscription REPUBLICA DE CUBA and in the outer end its FACE value in words.
Its edge is striated, its diameter is 23 millimeters and it weights 4.5 grams.