Nicaragua 1964 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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