Cuba, 1 Centavo 1961

Cuba, 1 Centavo 1961

ID Number: BB37-0101
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Cuba, 1 Centavo 1961
Country or State: Cuba
Year: 1961
Period: Released after the Victory of the Bay of the Pigs Invasion
Head of State/Ruler: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Commonly known as Fidel Castro)
Reign: July 1961 – April 19, 2011
Face Value: 1 Centavos
Subject/Theme: Fidel Castro commemoration to Playa Girón
Legend: LOS PUEBLOS NO TEMEN A LA MUERTE SINO AL YUGO, 1 CTV, FIDEL CASTRO, Playa Girón, Cuba Democratica y Socialista
Edge: Perforated
Note: Printed in Сuba
Dimensions (B x H): 30 x 45 mm
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State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
Rarity: Very Rare

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The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The invasion was launched in April 1961, less than three months after John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency in the United States. The Cuban armed forces, trained and equipped by Eastern Bloc nations, defeated the invading combatants within three days.

The main invasion landing took place at a beach named Playa Girón, located at the mouth of the bay. The invasion is named after the Bay of Pigs, although that is only a modern translation of the Spanish Bahía de Cochinos. In Latin America, the conflict is often known as La Batalla de Girón, or just Playa Girón.