1897 Cuban Silver 1 Peso Souvenier Type III (NGC-AU)
This is the rare Type III class (star above date line) of the 1987 One peso souvenir.
Issued in 1897
This silver (.900) coin was issued in the United States to collect funds for the war against Spain. It shows Leonor Molina's profile on one side and the Cuban Coat of Arms on the other. After the Republic was founded this coin was accepted as currency in recognition of the faith and economic sacrifice of those that bought it.