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Smithsonian National Postal Museum The Pichs Collection, Exploring Cuba's History Through Postage Stamps
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Stamps in a new decimal currency were introduced on January 1, 1866. Monetary units changed from reales plata fuerte to céntimos de escudo. One hundred céntimos equaled one escudo. One half real plata fuerte equaled 10 céntimos; one real plata fuerte equaled 20 céntimos, the letter rate to Spain.

This cover, posted at Havana on December 15, 1867, shows the single weight postage rate of 20 céntimos used on a letter addressed to Rivadeo, in Galicia, Spain.

It was carried to Cádiz by the vessel Isla de Cuba, owned by Antonio López & Ca of Alicante, Spain. Departures from Havana were generally on the 15th and 30th of the month.

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Tome I, p.42b: Havana to Rivadeo, Spain. 15 December, 1867.

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