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5 Pesos 1988, Cuba

in Krause book Number: 103d
Years of issue: 1988
Edition: --
Signatures: Presidente del Banco: Hector Rodríguez Llompart (1985-1995)
Serie: 1966 Issue
Specimen of: 1967
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 148 х 70
Printer: Los Talleres de Grabado en Acero y Timbre del Estado de La Habana, STC-P

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5 Pesos 1988




5 Pesos 1988

Text throughout the field of banknote: "Cuba - free territory of America, the homeland or death".

Lt. General José Antonio de la Caridad Maceo y Grajales (June 14, 1845 - December 7, 1896) was second-in-command of the Cuban Army of Independence. Fellow Cubans gave Maceo the sobriquet of the "Bronze Titan" (El Titan de Bronce), which was a reference to his skin color, stature and status. Spaniards referred to Maceo as the "Greater Lion" (El Leon mayor). Maceo was one of the most noteworthy guerrilla leaders in XIX century Latin America, comparable to José Antonio Páez of Venezuela in military acumen.

Denominations are in all corners, in words on left side.


5 Pesos 1988

The Cuban revolution. The invasion of September-October 1958 (Septiembre Octubre de 1958 invasión).

Since the summer of 1958 the strategic initiative passed to the side of the revolutionaries. In late August, two columns of rebels (about 200 men) under the command of Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos came down from the mountains, crossed the province of Camaguey fought and went to the province of Las Villas.

In October 1958, the rebels have intensified talks with representatives of the political opposition F. Batista (eventually, as a result of these negotiations, December 1, 1958 in the village of Pedrero signed a "Pact Pedrero" establish forms of cooperation).

The new rebel offensive on all fronts in the second half of October 1958 under their control almost entirely turned the province of Oriente and Las Villas. At the end of November 1958 the decisive fighting took place in the west.

Denominations in numerals are on right and left sides, in words in all corners.