Nicaragua - The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
5 Cordobas 1990; 1991-92 ND Issues P174

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Note Description: Nicaragua, Banco Central
5 Córdobas ND (1991)
Grade: 66 EPQ
Country: NIC
Note Number: NIC174
- Printer: CBNC
Certification #: 8066946-015  
Owner: Love Collection
Sets Competing: Nicaragua - The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes  Score: 37
Date Added: 11/29/2019
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

The new Cordoba Oro dated 1990 and introduced into circulation in 1991, was made up of banknotes from different printers. The 1/2, 5, 20 & 50 Cordobas Banknotes were all produced by the Canadian Banknote Company.

This marks the return of the 5 Cordoba note to Nicaragua with the previous notes being issued in 1972. There are two signature variations and also there is a slight variation in the face of Diriangen that has slightly updated facial expressions and a notable difference in the smile. I believe that these notes started with a serial number A05000001 and onwards (I have a serial number in my collection that would be considered quite low). The initial order was for 7 million banknotes, and I believe there was a total of about 17 million notes produced over the two varieties.

The obverse of this 5 Cordobas note shows Diriangen the indigenous tribal warrior who hailed from the now Diriamba region in Nicaragua that led a tribal rebellion against the Spanish conquerors in 1523.

The reverse of the banknotes feature Rafaela Herrera a Nicaraguan heroine that helped defend the fortress of the Immaculate Conception during the battle for the Rio San Juan in 1762.

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