Nicaragua 1914-H 25 centavos
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 twenty-five centavos, 1914 saw the issue of a one centavo (KM 11, bronze), five centavos (KM 12, copper-nickel) and ten centavos (KM 13, silver). The twenty-five centavos was not issued again until 1928. This type was issued until 1936 and in 1939 it was superseded by a copper-nickel replacment (KM 18.1). None were actually struck in Nicaragua. The Spaniard pictured on the coin is Cordoba himself, who discovered Nicaragua.
Recorded mintage: 100,000.
Specification: 6.25 g, .800 fine silver, .161 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 14.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.