Date and Factory Codes

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  1. Matt R

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    1 Pre Revolutionary Years / Cubatabaco / Habanos S.A.
    pre-revolutionary boxes were stamped: "MADE IN HAVANA-CUBA"
    1961 this stamp was changed to: "HECHO EN CUBA"
    1985 Cubatabaco started using date codes
    *there are boxes already from the fourth quarter of 1984 stamped with date codes.
    1989 Cubatabaco introduced the stamp: "Totalmente a Mano"
    1994 Cubatabaco changed to the Habanos S.A. logo.

    2 NIVELACUSO
    2.1 Date Code
    N I V E L A C U S O
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

    2.2 Factory Code
    Havana Factories
    BM Briones Montoto (Belascoain 852, Havana) - Romeo y Julieta
    CB Carlos Balino (San Carlos 816, Havana) - El Rey del Mundo
    EH El Habanero
    EL El Laguito (2302 Calle 146, Marianao, Havana) - Cohiba
    FL/PL/PO Por Larranaga (Carlos III no. 713, Havana)
    FPG Francisco Perez German (Industria 520, Havana) - Partagas
    FR Miguel Fernandez Roig (Zulueta 106, Havana) - La Corona
    HM Heroes de Moncada (13402 Ave. 57, Marianao, Havana) - Jose Peidra
    JCS Juan Cano Sainz - Por Larranaga
    JM Jose Marti (Amistad 407, Havana) - H. Upmann
    LM Las Mambisas (sub contractor only) Provincial Factories
    CFG Cienfuegos ;CFGS Cienfuegos (regional facility in Cienfuegos) - Quintero y Hno
    FD/PR Francisco Donantien (regional facility in Pinar del Rio)
    LV Las Villas
    MAM;SLR Las Mambisas
    PR Francisco Donatien (regional facility in Pinar del Rio)
    RD Ricardo Donatien (regional facility in Pinar del Rio)
    SS Sancti Spiritus (regional facility in Sancti Spiritus)
    TLP Lazaro Pena (group of factories in San Antonio)
    TTB Granma (regional facility in Bayamo)
    TTH Holguin (regional facility in Holguin) - not a good factory to buy from, bodhank)
    VC Villa Clara
    VSC Villa Santa Clara (regional facility in Santa Clara)

    3 NETAGIDOCU
    3.1 Date Code
    N E T A G I D O C U
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

    3.2 Factory Code
    Ciudad de La Habana - Havana
    EGD Carlos Baliño - El Rey del Mundo
    EDC Briones Montoto - Romeo y Julieta
    EUN El Laguito
    EAT Francisco Pérez Germán - Partagás
    EOG Miguel Fernández Roig - La Corona
    ENI Héroes de Moncada
    ECA José Martí - H. Upmann
    EEO Juan Cano Sainz - Por Larrañaga
    Cienfuegos Province
    OTC Cienfuegos I; OAI Cienfuegos II
    OOG Cruces; OET Cumanayagua
    OIN Lajas
    Granma Province
    NAT Bayamo; NOO Jiguaní
    Holguín Province
    UNG Antilla; UDI Gibara
    UAN Holguín I; UCE Holguín II
    UET San Andrés
    La Habana Province
    TEN Artemisa I; TEC Artemisa II
    TND Bejucal; TOU Güines
    TAE Güira I; TDC Güira II
    TIO Quivicán; TCI San Antonio I
    TNG San Antonio II; TGT San Antonio de las Vegas
    TUD San Nicolás de Bari; TTA Santa Cruz del Norte
    Pinar del Rio Province
    GDI Candelaria; GAO Consolación del Sur
    GCN Piloto; GNU Pinar del Río
    GOC San Juan (Rio Seco)
    Sancti-Spíritus Province
    CEG Arroyo Blanco; COT Cabaiguán
    CGI Fomento; CNE Guayos
    CTO Jatibonico; CUN Perea
    CID Sancti-Spíritus; CDU Taguasco
    CAC Trinidad; CCA Zaza del Medio
    Santiago de Cuba Province
    AGE Santiago de Cuba
    Villa Clara Province
    DNU Báez; DDE Camajuaní
    DIT Esperanza; DEC Manicaragua
    DGC Placetas; DAI Quemado de Güines
    DOD Ranchuelo; DCO Remedios
    DTA Santa Clara I; DAT Santa Clara II
    DNC Santo Domingo; DUN Vueltas

    4 Newer Code
    ?GOO 05/99
    EPOO 05/99
    ESOO 06/99
    EUOO 07/99
    EAOO 08/99
    EOOO 09/99
    LEOO 10/99
    LLOO 11/99
    LROO 12/99
    CCUG 05/99
    CCES 06/99
    CCEU 07/99
    CCAE 08/99
    CCNU 10/99
    CCNN 11/99
    CCNT 12/99
    ELOO 01/2000

    5 Newest Code
    5.1 Date Code
    January ENE
    February FEB
    March MAR
    April ABR
    May MAY
    June JUN
    July JUL
    August AGO
    September SET
    October OCT
    November NOV
    December DIC

    5.2 Factory Code
    2000-2003 Box codes with a little more detail:
    Carlos Balino (Rey Del Mundo): LOC
    La Corona : EOG, EAR (note that SUA was used in 2000 according to one source)
    H.Upmann: ECA
    H. Del Moncada: RPO
    Partagas: OSU; (2003 first quarter ACT, EAR)
    Briones (Romeo Juliet): PEL
    EL Laguito (Cohiba): 2000 - LOME, LQME ; 2001-3 - CLE
    J. Cano : ARA
    Pinar Del Rio : LRL, SLA
    Holguin : PUL, URE, UPA, IESC
    Villa Clara: URL, LES, SUA, CPV, RSE, PUC
    S. Espiritus:VCR, DUO, REC, PAS, USP, APE, LUL, CLO, SRA, OVU
    La Habana: CAV, ALV, SSU, VEL, SOL, PAR, SCO, LPE
    Cienfuergos: EOP, LAC, SEL, PUV
    Granma: ACS, PLO
    S de Cuba: OLA

    2003 second half year codes:
    GKI - Francisco Perez German (Partagas)
    LLN - Jose Marti (H. Upmann)
    KMM - Briones Montoto (Romeo y Julita)
    MKO - El Laguito (Cohiba)
    FRH - Miguel Fernandez Roig (La Corona)

    Note:
    Montecristo start to usd the new band on AOG production;
    Cohiba start to use the new golden band on MAR production(CLE).
     
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