Help for classification of Cuban 40 centavos

Started by AndP36, November 13, 2018, 09:38:01 PM

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Hi collectors :),
in your opinion is it possible to determine if this Cuban 40 centavos silver coin has high, medium or low relife star?
Thanks in advance to anyone who would help me ;)


Hard to see when the coin is even only a bit worn. It's not high relief, I would argue. See here for a high relief specimen. See here for the argument that Coins with high relief stars normally exhibit a weak key and palm tree on the reverse. Coins with low relief stars tend to exhibit much more distinct lines in the valleys running towards the center of the star. My bet would therefore be that it is medium relief.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Thanks very much for your indications Peter ;)
I thought that it may be a KM# 14.1 just considering the weak details on front, but as I suspected, the difference is clearly visible only on high grade coins: unfortunately, I haven't a 1916/1920 example for a direct comparison :(