Nicaragua 1878 centavo

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1590
Nicaragua 1878 centavo rev Ponterio 173-1590.jpg

This specimen was lot 1590 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $470. The catalog description[1] noted, "NICARAGUA. Centavo, 1878. NGC PROOF-64. From the Luis H. Flores Collection." This type was the only issue of this denomination during the nineteenth century. It is not listed as scarce but the proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 500,000 plus proofs.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM-1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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