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You are asking about a 40 centavo ("cuarenta" is Spanish for "forty") coin from Cuba (KM#32). The coin is made of 75% Copper and 25% Nickel and weighs 9.6 grams. The front has the national arms of Cuba within a wreath, with "REPUBLICA DE CUBA" (Spanish for "Republic of Cuba") above and "CUARENTA CENTAVOS" ("Spanish for "Forty Centavos") below. The back has a bust of Camilo Cienfuegos Gomaran (although with a beard that makes the image look like Fidel Castro), a revolutionary leader who somewhat mysteriously disappeared shortly after Castro took over, with the date "1962" to the left and "PATRIA O MUERTE" ("Fatherland or Death") above. 15,250,000 such coins were minted at the Kremnica, Czechoslovakia mint. According to the Standard Catalog of World Coins, it is valued at US$3.00 in Very Fine condition, US$5.00 in Extremely Fine condition, US$7.00 in Uncirculated condition, and US$12.00 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

Cuba also produced a 40 centavo coin in 1952, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Republic of Cuba. It is 90% silver (0.2893 troy ounces of silver) and measures 28mm in diameter. 1,250,000 were produced. According to the Standard Catalog of World Coins, it is worth about US$6.00 in Very Fine condition, about US$8.00 in Extremely Fine condition, about US$25.00 in Uncirculated condition, and about US$75.00 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. In any case, the "melt value" of the silver comprising the coin is about US$9.25 (as of mid-December 2011).

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