Nicaragua 1943 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is from a type struck 1943 only for Nicaragua, and was the first issue featuring the conquistador Cordoba. The type is common in circulated condition. It was accompanied by brass ten (KM 22) and twenty-five centavos (KM 23). 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: 2,000,000.

Specification: 5 g, brass, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 21.


  • 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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