Cuba, 13 Centavos 1970

Cuba, 13 Centavos 1970


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: BB37-0103
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Cuba, 13 Centavos 1970
Country or State: Cuba
Year: 19 May 1970
Period:  
Head of State/Ruler: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Commonly known as Fidel Castro)
Reign: July 1961 – April 19, 2011
Face Value: 13 ¢ - Cuban centavo
Subject/Theme: 80th year of birth of Hồ Chí Minh
Legend: 80 ANIV DEL NACIMIENTO DE HO CHI MINH
Designer:  
Edge: line 12½
Note: Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), President of Medicinal North Viet Nam
Dimensions (B x H): 43 x 39 mm
Release:  
Scott Catalog Number: 1533 (A403)
Other Catalog Number: Michel CU 1605
State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Uncirculated (UNC) € 3.45
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € 0.80
Fine Very Fine (FVF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
Poor (P) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Hồ Chí Minh was a Vietnamese Marxist-Leninist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Front of Liberation during the Vietnam War until his death in 1969.

He led the Việt Minh independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the communist-governed Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at Điện Biên Phủ.

He officially stepped down from power in 1955 due to health problem, but remained to be a highly visible figurehead and inspiration for Vietnamese fighting for his cause: a united, independent Vietnam.

Saigon, the capital of Republic of Vietnam, after the war, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in his honor.