Matanzas, Cuba.-A sample of money bills issued between the Ten-Year War (1868-1878) and 1958 is being exhibited at the Jose Ramon Zulueta Museum of Colon, Matanzas, Cuba.
Entitled ‘Bills in the Republic of Cuba’, specialists consider the sample, shown at the institution, to be a rich informative reservoir, according to the weekly newspaper Girón.
The exhibition includes the first paper money signed by the Cuban patriot Carlos Manuel de Cespedes and printed in New York between May and June 1869, with denominations for 1, 5, 10 and 50 Cuban pesos.
Among the outstanding pieces, according to the source, there is a bill that represents a minting from 1914.
For investigators, historians, collectors and teachers, the exhibit offers a special opportunity to understand the birth of Cuban bank and financial organizations.