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25 Centavos 1991, Nicaragua

in Krause book Number: 170
Years of issue: 1991
Edition: --
Signatures: Presidente del Banco Central de Nicaragua: Dr. Raúl Lacayo Solórzano (in office from October 1990 till January 1992), Premier Vice-Presidente del Banco Central de Nicaragua: Jose Felix Solis, Ministro de Finanzas: Emilio Pereira Alegría
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 1991
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 120 х 53
Printer: Harrison ans Sons Limited, UK (after 1997 Thomas De La Rue security), Hayes and High Wycombe

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25 Centavos 1991




25 Centavos 1991

Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (1475 - 1526) is usually reputed as the founder of Nicaragua, and in fact he founded two important Nicaraguan cities, Granada and León. The currency of Nicaragua is named the córdoba in his memory.

Cordoba was an officer of Pedro Arias Dávila, known also as Pedrarias Dávila. Hernán Cortés supported Cordoba, in return for support against Cristóbal de Olid. Pedrarias Dávila considered Cordoba an insurrectionist and a traitor, and finally captured and beheaded him.

His remains were found in 2000 in Leon Viejo, Nicaragua.

On the left side are three signatures vertically.

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


25 Centavos 1991

On the left side is coat of arms of Nicaragua.

coat nicaragua

The Nicaraguan coat of arms was first adopted on August 21, 1823 as the coat of arms of Central America, but underwent several changes during the course of history, until the last version (as of 1999) was introduced in 1971. The triangle signifies equality, the rainbow signifies peace, the gorro frigio (Phrygian cap) symbolizes liberty and the five volcanoes express the union and brotherhood of all five Central American countries. Lastly the gold words surrounding the emblem: Republica De Nicaragua - America Central (Republic of Nicaragua - Central America).

Plumeria rubia

On both sides are stylized flower stems of national flower of Nicaragua - Plumeria rubia. Also, right of denomination - flower Plumeria rubla.

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.

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


In UV all fibers and denomination 25 are in yellow.