Nicaragua 1964 5 centavos
This specimen is from a type struck 1962-65 for Nicaragua, replacing a very similar design issued 1939-56 with different edge lettering. All dates are common. 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: 4,000,000.
Specification: copper-nickel, 17 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 24.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.