Cuba P-88c / 10 Pesos 1960 – UNC




Issued by Banco Nacional de Cuba
Issue 1956-1960 Issue
Size 156 x 66 mm
Printer Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) – TDLR
Signatures Ernesto (Che) Guevara & Rolando Díaz Astaraín
Obverse Carlos Manuel de Céspedes in oval frame, on right; Demajagua tree at center.
Reverse Coat of arms at center, on sides images of Cuban milk industry: Cows on left, bottling process on right
Comment La Demajagua is the name of a plantation and sugar cane processing complex, property of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes. On October 1868, started revolution, freeing his slaves and inviting then to join the movement. On same month, installations and plantations are destroyed by Spanish forces, partly as revenge to Céspedes. Debris of the factory kept on ground, and a jagüey tree grew thru a big gear wheel, as shown on the main image of obverse.

This fact was taken as a symbol of the determination of Cubans to face annoyances and rise again and stronger.