Nicaragua 1927 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is from a type struck 1912-40 for Nicaragua, and is among the scarcer early dates. The late twenties marked a period of anarchy of Nicaragua, ending in the early thirties when the U.S. connived at the takeover of power by Somoza. The superseding type featured a bust of the conquistador Cordoba.

Recorded mintage: 100,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 12.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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