Flora Del Caribe 1 Pesos Coin Collection

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Cuban Coins - The History of Cuba through its Coins - Flora Del Caribe

A stunning set of six coloured enamelled Cubian coins.  La flora del Caribe is one of the most interesting in the world, not only for its richness in species, but for its beauty.  A high percentage of endemism (the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type) in its flora and fauna makes this region an environment of exceptional privilege.

The flora of the Caribbean combines the most varied and colourful colours present in forests, meadows and swamps of this subtropical region.  In Cuba, for example, most of the flowers, leaves and roots of bushes, have healing applications: the Marilope (Turnea ulmifolia) and the Vomitel (Cordia sebestena) for pulmonary infections and the the digestive system, the Vicaria (Lonchnear rosea) in infusions as a disinfectant for the eyes, the Romerillo (Bidens pilosa) against the cold, the Majagua (Hibiscus eleatus) hemorrhoids, and the Saltaperico (Ruellia tuberosa) to cure asthma, numonia or peritonitis.


Coin Specifications

Country - Cuba

Value - 1 Peso

Type - Non-circulating coin

Metal - Nickel bonded steel multi-coloured

Weight - 12.92g

Diameter - 32.61mm

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