Nicaragua 1946 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is from a type struck 1946-56 for Nicaragua, and was superseded by a very similar design issued 1963-65 with different edge lettering.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: 3 g, copper-nickel, lettered edge, medal rotation, 17 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 24.1.


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

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