Nicaragua 1880-H 5 centavos
This specimen was lot 1964 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Richard Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,028.50. The catalog description noted, "NICARAGUA, Republic. 1838-pres. Specimen AR 5 Centavos. Heaton (Birmingham) mint. Dated 1880 H. In NGC encapsulation graded SP 66. Gem proof with a hint of patina. Highest graded specimen. Purchased from Paul Davis, December 1975." This type was struck in England for Nicaragua along with a ten and twenty centavos, all common tho the proofs are rare.
Recorded mintage: 1,000,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 1.25 g, .800 fine silver, this specimen Ø15 mm, 1.26 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 2; Y 4.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.