1985 Exile Souvenir Peso Varieties

Short vs Long Neck Varieties

Short Neck (Type 1)

Die Differences

  •  Short Neck varieties have a slight bulge in the neck
  • Denticles “Small Dots” have a larger gap from the edge of the coin. 

Metal Varieties

  • Copper-Nickel KM X#M7 Mintage: 500
  • .925 Silver KM X#M8 Mintage: 50
  • .5830 Gold KM X#M9 Mintage: 5

Long Neck (Type 2)

Die Differences

  • Long Neck varieties have a long distinctly vertical neck.
  • Denticles have no gap from the edge of the coin

Metal Varieties

  • Copper-Nickel KM X#M10 Mintage: 1,000
  • Bronze KM X#M11 Mintage: 500
  • .925 Silver KM X#M12 Mintage: 200
  • .5830 Gold KM X#M13 Mintage: 5

Brief History on Richard Lobel Fantasy Issues

Richard Lobel is a coin dealer based in London, England. His coin store Coincraft  manufactured theses and many other fantasy coins throughout the years. Lobel issued fantasy issues for Cuban, Australian, British, New Zealand, Burma, Hong Kong, and others. 

Author

Andrew Lydic – Numismatist – E-Commerce Manager at Coinacopia

Works Cited

“Cuba Page 159 .” Unusual World Coins: Companion Volume to Standard Catalog of World Coins, by George S.           Cuhaj, KP Books, 2011.

“ Richard Lobel .” CoinsWeekly, 28 June 2019, coinsweekly.com/whoswho/lobel-richard/.

 
 

1994 Fuana Pelican 1 Peso Varieties

Variations In Paint on 1994 Pelican Peso

  • KM #497
  • Mintage 25,000
  • Enamel Over Nickel Plated Steel
  • Black Cheek
  • Black Eyelid 
  • Dark Brown Neck Flap
  • Darker Grey Feathers
  • White Cheek
  • White Eyelid 
  • Light Brown Neck Flap
  • Lighter Lavender Grey Feathers
  • Type Shown in Krause

What is The Proper Colorization?

Based on the 10 pesos version of this coin one can concluded that the proper colorization would be the peso on the left. But in the Krause catalog they show a coin similar to the one on the right. The difference was noticed when Coinacopia bought a roll of 20 of the 1p and approximate 10-10 were of each paint color. 

1994 10 Pesos Proof

Explanation of As Made Wrinkle Error Paper Money

What is an "As Made Wrinkle"?

An as made wrinkle is a wrinkle that was in the paper prior to printing. This in turn cause wrinkles to be permanently embedded in the paper of the note. As made wrinkles since they were produced unintentionally during printing do not hurt the grade of the note and are not considered mishandling. 

How Does an As Made Wrinkle Occur?

Typically as made wrinkles occur when during “wet-printing”. Wet-printing is the process of printing on wet paper. Wet paper printing was has mostly been replaced throughout the world by more modern printing techniques. As made wrinkles were most prominent on obsolete US banknotes and notes printed prior to 1950 throughout the world. Since about 2010 there has been a large increase in as made wrinkles printed on CUC and CUP banknotes from Cuba. 

As Made Wrinkle on 1864 Confederate $1 Banknote

As Made Wrinkle on 2016 Cuban 3 Pesos Convertible Banknote

Explanation of Silver 1897 Cuban Souvenir Peso Varieties

How Many Varieties?

There are three recognized varieties of Silver Souvenir Pesos from 1897. In this article I will explain the differences in each and touch on different things to look for when grading/ buying these coins. 

Variety Number One "PAT. 97 on Neck / Wide Date"

Key Points
  • Krause X# M1
  • Mintage 828
  • Features PAT.97 on the base of neck
  • Features large gaps between numbers in the date 
  • NGC has certified these as “Wide Date” and “PAT. 97 on Neck”
  • PCGS has certified these as “PAT. 97” 
Strike Quality Differences in PAT. 97 Pesos
Grading PAT. 97 Pesos
  • Grading services will check the highlighted areas for rub when determining if the coin is uncirculated (MS) or About uncirculated (AU)
  • Lack of details does not imply that the coin is not uncirculated. These coins often had weak strikes which can result in missing details.
  • Nearly all souvenir pesos have a dull gray color and do not have as much luster as other .900 silver coins
  • The coin pictured is PCGS MS62 

Variety Number Two "Close Date Star Below Baseline"

Key Points
  • Krause X# M2
  • Mintage 4,286
  • Features star on right side blow the 7 in 1897
  • NGC has certified these recently as “Close Date” 
  • PCGS has certified these as “Close Date Star Below”

Variety Number Three "Close Date Stars Above"

Key Points
  • Krause X# M3
  • Mintage 4,856
  • Features star on right side above baseline of date
  • NGC has certified these recently as “Close Date” 
  • PCGS has certified these as “Close Date Star Above”

Things to Remember When Buying Souvenir Pesos

  • NGC now certifies X#M2 and X#M3 as close date and does not describe whether the coin is star above or below. 
  • It is nearly impossible to to find these with lots of visual luster and eye appeal
  • PAT. 97 is the hardest of the 3 to find.

Author

Andrew Lydic – Numismatist – E-Commerce Manager at Coinacopia

Works Cited

Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions

“Cuba.” Unusual World Coins: Companion Volume to Standard Catalog of World Coins, by George S. Cuhaj, KP                     Books, 2011, pp. 158–159.

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Rare Cuban Proclamation Medals Added to Inventory

We have recently aquired a beautiful assortment of rare Cuban Spanish proclamation medals certified by NGC. You will hard pressed to find an assortment of medals like this anywhere else on the internet. Exquisite pieces of Cuban and Spanish history. These Cuban proclamation medals have historically sold for upwards of $1,000.

 

Welcome to Coinacopia.Store! Take a moment to look around at all the wonderful collectibles we have listed on our website. All listing on Coinacopia.Store have photos of the exact item you will receive. If you have any questions certainly don’t hesitate to call us at 813-922-2646 or email us. It would be impossible to list every item on our website. If you are looking for a particular coin or wanting an item at a specific price, please contact us. At Coinacopia we specialize in being special we don’t like to keep the same boring inventory as many other dealers do. We have an extensive Cuban Coins and Paper Money inventory almost unmatched by other dealers. Therefore, if you are looking for any item related to Cuban Collectibles think of Coinacopia. Furthermore, if you have a want list send it to us and we can see if we have it in our unlisted inventory.