Nicaragua 1939 10 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is from a type struck 1939, 1946, 1950-56 for Nicaragua. It is superseded at silver type (KM 13) now quite a bit scarcer. The late twenties marked a period of anarchy for Nicaragua, ending in the early thirties when the U.S. connived at the takeover of power by Somoza.

Recorded mintage: 2,500,000.

Specification: 4 g, copper-nickel, 20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 17.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Stickney, Brian, and Alcedo F. Almanzar, The Coins and Paper Money of Nicaragua, San Antonio, TX: 1973.
  • Flores, Luis H., Nicaragua: Its Coins, Paper Money, Medals and Tokens, Managua: La Prensa, 2002.

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