Nicaragua 1912-H 10 centavos
This specimen is from a type struck 1912-14 and 1928-36 for Nicaragua, and is a slightly better date. This specimen, struck for Nicaragua by the Heaton mint in Birmingham, England, represented the new cordoba series which was to replace the peso. In addition to this ten centavos, 1912 saw the issue of a half centavo (KM 10, bronze), one centavo (KM 11, bronze), five centavos (KM 12, copper-nickel), fifty centavos (KM 15, silver), 25 centavos (KM 14, silver) and one cordoba (KM 16, silver). The smaller denominations were issued with greater frequency. None were actually struck in Nicaragua. The Spaniard pictured on the coin is Cordoba himself, who discovered Nicaragua. The superseding type (KM 17.1) was copper-nickel.
Recorded mintage: 200,000.
Specification: 2.5 g, .800 fine silver, .064 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 13.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.