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Cuba celebrated the International Year of Astronomy by issuing a 1 peso coin.

The obverse shows the portrait of Galileo Galilei, his name, the famous "double" telescope and his sketch of the Lunar surface from his logbook. Legend above is: "Año Internacional de la Astronomía", i. e. "International Year of Astronomy". Just right from his head the date 2009 is barely visible.

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The reverse shows the coat of arms of Cuba. Legend above is: "REPUBLICA DE CUBA", below is the face value: 1 PESO.