Nicaragua 10 Cordobas Coin
View Larger MapThe Central Bank
of Nicaragua (BCN) introduced new 10 cordobas
coins Monday that will circulate with the
10 cordobas bill.
The golden coin’s obverse depicts Nicaraguan
national hero Andres Castro, who is said to have
used a rock in the legendary Battle of San
Jacinto in 1856 when his arms jammed.
The 10 cordobas coins have an approximate US
value of 52 cents each or about .33 euro.
Ironically, while the coins are dated 2007 to
mark the year they were developed and apparently
minted, the Central Bank of Nicaragua provided
no image for the new coin with their release
announcement — a stark contrast from other
countries promoting and notifying residents of
their new coins.
Very loosely translated, the following
description was provided in a BCN statement:
In its obverse, in addition to the figure of
Andres Castro, the new currency bears 2007
recorded the number that indicates the year of
Below the year is a design security element — a
“latent image” through which you can read either
the acronym "NCB" or number "10".
The reverse bears the Coat of Nicaragua with the
inscriptions “Republic of Nicaragua” (Republic
of Nicaragua) and “CENTRAL americas” (Central
The border or edge is smooth and has recorded
the acronym "BCN."
The Central Bank of Nicaragua indicates the
10 cordoba bill will continue to circulate.
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