INTUR coins: Cuban coinage for use by tourists (1981-1989)


10 centavos (INTUR), 1981: Republic of Cuba

10 centavos (INTUR), 1981: Republic of Cuba

Between 1981 and 1989 the Cuban National Institute of Tourism (Spanish "Instituto Nacional de Turismo" — INTUR) issued visitor's coinage for use by tourists. During this period, coins of this type were minted, denominated in both centavo and peso (1 Cuban peso = 100 centavos).

10 - DIEZ CENTAVOS: 10 - ten centavos.

Logo of the National Institute of Tourism — palmtree with "INTUR".

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TURISMO - CUBA: National Institute of Tourism - Cuba.

Bee hummingbird (native to the island of Cuba in the Caribbean; it is the world's smallest bird).

In addition to the presented coin, two types of 10 centavos INTUR of 1981 are known: with the small number "10" and without it at all (the denomination is indicated only in words).

  • Copper-nickel: 21.3 mm - 4 g
  • Reference price: 1$

INTUR COINS — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF CUBA (1981-1989): peso INTUR = 100 centavo INTUR

About the name of the INTUR coins: as for the name "INTUR coins" we are not talking about the denomination (we are talking about centavos and pesos). It is a type of Cuban coins that were intended for use not by local residents, but by visitors to Cuba. The issuer of the mentioned coins was the National Institute of Tourism — INTUR.