Nicaragua 1943 25 centavos
This specimen is from a type struck 1943 only for Nicaragua, and was a wartime substitute for the regular copper-nickel issue (KM 18.1) of 1939-56. The type is common in circulated condition. It was accompanied by brass ten (KM 22) and ten centavos (KM 22). In 1967, the brutal and corrupt Luis Somoza died of a heart attack and was succeeded by his brutal, corrupt and incompetent brother, Anastasio, with baleful consequences for Nicaragua.
Recorded mintage: 1,000,000.
Specification: brass, 26.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 23.
- 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.