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The coins of Nicaragua from the US Mint

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These are the ten different types of coins produced by the Philadelphia mint for Nicaragua. I did the pictures to scale so that they would be relative in size to each other.

 

½ Centavo KM10 1917-37, Bronze, 17.0mm, 2.50g

1917nic.5cm.jpg

 

1 Centavo KM11 1917-40, Bronze, 20.3mm, 4.00g

1940nic1cm.jpg

 

5 Centavos KM12 1919-40, Copper-Nickel, 21.2mm, 5.00g

1938nic5cm.jpg

 

10 Centavos KM13 1927-36, Silver .800, 17.9mm, 2.50g

1927nic10cm.jpg

 

25 Centavos KM14 1928-36, Silver .800, 24.0mm, 6.25g

1936nic25cm.jpg

 

50 Centavos KM15 1929, Silver .800, 30.0mm, 12.50g

1929nic50cm.jpg

 

1 Centavo KM20 1943, Brass, 18.0mm, 2.50g

1943nic1cm.jpg

 

5 Centavos KM21 1943, Brass, 21.0mm, 3.75g

1943nic5cm.jpg

 

10 Centavos KM22 1943, Brass, 24.0mm, 5.50g

1943nic10cm.jpg

 

25 Centavos KM23 1943, Brass, 27.0mm, 7.50g

1943nic25cm.jpg

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Very nice coins. That's some interesting info you've shared with us. Thanks.

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Thank you. I started listing these back when Numisaddict was online, but I fizzled out. This looks like a better format with the different forums for geographic areas. If anyone is interested I could post each of the 42 (43 if you count China and Taiwan seperate) countries' coins that the US Mint was involved in as I finish them or get the pictures taken for the ones I've already finished.

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Thank you. I started listing these back when Numisaddict was online, but I fizzled out. This looks like a better format with the different forums for geographic areas. If anyone is interested I could post each of the 42 (43 if you count China and Taiwan seperate) countries' coins that the US Mint was involved in as I finish them or get the pictures taken for the ones I've already finished.

 

Beautiful collection - looks like you have been working on these for a while. I had no idea that many countries had coinage produced by the US - I knew some were made as I have seen and read about wrong-planchet errors. Is the US currently making any coins for other countries?

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Yeah, it's been over five years since I started this set now. I have somewhere around 350 of the 408 types, but a lot of tough ones left to find.

Panama was the last country for regular production coins and they stopped in 1983. Since then the only foreign coin they've made was the Leif Erickson 1000 Kronur proof for Iceland in 2000.

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interesting ... i like the design on the larger-sized coins. funny how they include "In God We Trust" ("En Dios Confiamos") on their coins ...

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Thanks Henare. I never even thought to look that up.

 

Hi CCG. It has been a while, hasn't it? Looks like you've been busy here!

Cool, what did you use to identify the 408 types?

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I guess better late than never. confused-smiley-013.gif

 

It was a combo of the US Mint report booklet, the Krause, and previously published (1960s) books on the subject.

 

Late, but it served to recall this thread. The coins are great, magnificent collection. I would love to see the rest.

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