Nicaragua 1980 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen, struck for Nicaragua by the Mexico City mint for the Sandinista regime, honors Augusto Sandino, chief of the rebels resisting the Yankees in the 1920's. He was captured and murdered by Somoza in 1934. This coin is common and is accompanied by a cordoba.

Recorded mintage: 15,000,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 42.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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