Despite the 4 centuries of Spanish occupation they didn't get much going in the way of local small change until the 19th century, when a small flush of plantation tokens were produced.  Their use faded out in the 20th century.  As for medals, not so many.

CUBA, ORIENTE PROV., 16mm copper-nickel, 1886 palm tree, CENTRAL SANTA LUCIA, GIBARA / RLS monogram, VALE POR UNA MEDIO RACION, R-Ori32, XF $35.00 sold
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CUBA, souvenir peso, B-XM6, 1965, silver, 38.3mm, lettered edge, proof  $60.00 sold 7/15/2008

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