100763 | CUBA. 1990 Silver 10 Pesos.
100763 | CUBA. Silver 10 Pesos. Dated 1990. The 500th anniversary of European contact (38mm, 20.07 g, 6h).
REPUBLICA DE CUBA / 10 PESOS, coat-of-arms within wreath / V CENTENARIO ENCUENTRO CON LOS ABORIGENES, Columbus standing right, meeting with natives standing left; Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria upon the sea in background. Edge: Reeded.
KM 256.1. Choice Gem Proof. Brilliantly lustrous, with lightly frosted devices; intense iridescence and a captivating tone on the obverse.
The early 1990's featured numerous commemorative issues for the 500th anniversary of the voyages of Columbus and the contact of Europe with the New World. This particular striking from Cuba was released a few years early in 1990, and features Columbus and crew meeting natives, while their ships can be seen in the background.