Nicaragua 1980-Mo 1000 cordobas

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 2181
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 2181 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "NICARAGUA. 1,000 Cordobas, 1980-Mo. Mexico City Mint. NGC PROOF-68. Mintage of just 6,000 pieces. Commemorates the first anniversary of the revolution. Tied with just two other examples for finest certified at either NGC or PCGS. From the Richard Stuart Collection." This gold issue was accompanied by three silver commemoratives (KM 45, 46, 47) and a circulation issue.

Recorded mintage: 6,000.

Specification: 20 g, .900 fine gold, .575 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-7; KM-48.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Flores, Luis H., Nicaragua: Its Coins, Paper Money, Medals and Tokens, Managua: La Prensa, 2002.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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