U.S. coins to cease circulation in Cuba

UNITED STATES - U.S. dollar coins will be taken out of circulation from the Cuban foreign currency commercial network as of October, the island's Central Bank reported 28 August.

The free circulation of the U.S. coins was authorised by the Cuban government in August 1993. Since then, American coins have left their mark on the economy and everyday life in the Caribbean island along with the national legal tender, the Cuban peso.

The measure announced 28 August, according to the bank, is due to

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