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5000 Cordobas 1985, Nicaragua

in Krause book Number: 146
Years of issue: 1987
Edition: --
Signatures: Ministro de Finanzas de la Republica: Arguello, Presidente del Banco Central de Nicaragua: Dr. Joaquín Cuadra Chamorro (in office from August 1985 till April 1990), Vice Presidente del Banco Central de Nicaragua: Cuenca
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 11.06.1985
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 157 х 67
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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5000 Cordobas 1985

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Augusto Nicolás de Sandino y Calderón (May 18, 1895 - February 21, 1934), also known as Augusto César Sandino, was a Nicaraguan revolutionary and leader of a rebellion between 1927 and 1933 against the U.S. military occupation of Nicaragua. He was referred to as a "bandit" by the United States government; his exploits made him a hero throughout much of Latin America, where he became a symbol of resistance to United States' domination. He drew units of the United States Marine Corps into an undeclared guerrilla war. The United States troops withdrew from the country in 1933 after overseeing the election and inauguration of President Juan Bautista Sacasa, who had returned from exile. The re-call of the Marines was largely due to the Great Depression.

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5000 Cordobas 1985

The map of Nicaragua on the top.

Benjamin Francisco Zeledon RodriguezBenjamín Francisco Zeledón Rodríguez (October 4, 1879 - October 4, 1912) was a Nicaraguan lawyer, politician and soldier known under the posthumous title of National Hero of Nicaragua.

He was one of the leaders of an uprising against President Adolfo Díaz, regarded by many as a United States puppet. After the surrender of General Luis Mena on September 23, Zeledón assumed the supreme command of the Revolution thus became Supreme Leader of the Government in rebellion. He was killed during the Battle of Coyotepe Hill, when United States Marines recaptured Fort Coyotepe and the city of Masaya from rebels. His body was carried on an oxcart by the Marines to be buried in Catarina. This image greatly impacted future Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto César Sandino.

On both sides of denomination in center are stylized flower stems of national flower of Nicaragua - Plumeria rubia.

Plumeria rubia

The national flower is known as the Sacuanjoche. The Sacuanjoche flower (Plumeria rubra) grows on a conical type of tree that flowers around May. Sacuanjoche flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar, and simply dupe their pollinators.

Top left is the flying Guardabarranco.

Guardabarranco

The national bird is the Guardabarranco. It has a mostly green body with a rufous back and belly. There is a bright blue stripe above the eye and a blue-bordered black patch on the throat. The flight feathers and upperside of the tail are blue. The tips of the tail feathers are shaped like rackets and the bare feather shafts are longer than in other motmots.

Guardabarrancos can be seen in forests throughout Nicaragua, mostly in the southwest of the country. Their habitat is not limited by city boundaries, as this bird can even be seen in Nicaragua's capital city, Managua.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. In numeral and in words are in center, patterned in a semicircle.

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5000 Cordobas 1985

national aasambley ManaguaThe Building of national aasambley in Managua, Nicaragua.

Built in conjunction with several other buildings on the main street of Managua, which was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1972.

At the entrance to the Plenary Hall (inside the building) is the portrait of the Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario and the text of the national hymn.

Top right is the flying Guardabarranco.

Guardabarranco

The national bird is the Guardabarranco. It has a mostly green body with a rufous back and belly. There is a bright blue stripe above the eye and a blue-bordered black patch on the throat. The flight feathers and upperside of the tail are blue. The tips of the tail feathers are shaped like rackets and the bare feather shafts are longer than in other motmots.

Guardabarrancos can be seen in forests throughout Nicaragua, mostly in the southwest of the country. Their habitat is not limited by city boundaries, as this bird can even be seen in Nicaragua's capital city, Managua.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. Bottom right are in numeral and in words.

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Issued in circulation in 1987.