Nicaragua 1917 1/2 centavo
This specimen was lot 1961 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Robert Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $54.45. The catalog description noted, "NICARAGUA, Republic. 1838-pres. Æ 1/2 Centavo. Philadelphia mint. Dated 1917. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63 BN. Lovely evenly toned over light chocolate brown surfaces. Only coin of the date graded." This type was struck 1912-17, 1922-24, 1934-37 and is fairly common.
Recorded mintage: 720,000.
Specification: bronze, 17 mm diameter, this specimen Ø16 mm, 2.44 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 10; Y 10.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.