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Coin 1 Peso Cuba Sailship Galatea Year 2000
  • Coin 1 Peso Cuba Sailship Galatea Year 2000
  • Coin 1 Peso Cuba Sailship Galatea Year 2000

Coin 1 Peso Cuba Sailship Galatea Year 2000


Commemorative coin of 1 Peso of cupper from Cuba year 2000. Uncirculated (UNC).

This collector's commemorative coin commemorates the Galatea sailship.

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This coin commemorates the school ship of the Spanish Navy called Galatea. It was built in Glasgow at the end of the 19th century. Originally used as a cargo ship but eventually ended up belonging to the Navy.

In the first world war it was used by the British army until the end of the year 1919 that was sold to the Italian shipping company. Three years later it was bought by the Spanish government for 650,000 pesetas on December 14, 1922.

As the two most important anecdotes, one at the beginning of the civil war (coinciding with the first world war) managed to reach the ferrol avoiding the situations of blockade that were imposed in their defeat by hostilities. The second was in World War II, at this time the ship had flags of Spain in the two bands of the hull, where the Galatea was chased by a submarine of the German Navy as they followed him sailing very close to his starboard side .

Recently data were obtained in which it is found that the ship's withdrawal by the Spanish Navy was in 1982 and not in 1969 as was believed until recently.

The Spanish Navy did not know what to do with the Galatea since the rehabilitation of it had a great economic cost. After being abandoned for several years on the coast, the valuables that were still preserved were disappearing until it is re-floated and sold through a public auction to Hamis Hardie, who after restoring it to this day remains in Glasgow, his place of origin .


Data sheet

Coin grading
Uncirculated (UNC)
26 g
38 mm

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