Nicaragua - The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
100 Cordobas 1997 Issue P187

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Note Description: Nicaragua, Banco Central
100 Córdobas 1997 - Printer: TDLR
Grade: 65 EPQ
Country: NIC
Note Number: NIC187
Signatures/
Vignettes:
- Wmk: R. Darío
Certification #: 8066952-005  
Owner: Love Collection
Sets Competing: Nicaragua - The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes  Score: 123
Nicaragua- Thomas de la Rue Set  Score: 123
Date Added: 11/29/2019
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

These 1997 Series C 100 Cordoba Oro banknotes were produced by De La Rue Co and feature on the obverse the effigy of the legendary Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario. It is the first time Ruben Dario has featured on a 100 Cordoba banknote, having previously featured on multiple issues from 1945 through to 1985 on the 500 Cordobas banknotes. He will feature on further releases of the 100 Cordoba banknotes through to 2006, and also features on the 1000 Cordoba Commemorative issue in 2016. Also is the scene of cotton fields which is the same design that was used on the reverse of the 1972 2 cordobas banknotes. The reverse features the Nicaraguan Coat of Arms.

The design of these 100 Cordoba banknotes remain mainly unchanged throughout the 4 emissions from Series A (1990), Series B (1992), Series C (1997) & Series D (1999) issues. With only small differences notably with the series B issue they only used two signatures dropping the signature from the First Vice President of Central Bank and it was the only note in the series B that kept the wording Cordobo Oro in the border, the word Oro (Gold) was dropped for the series C issue keeping inline with the other denominations. The series C had a changing of wording for the quote from Ruben Dario from: "Si la patria es pequeño uno grande lo sueña" to: "Si pequeña es la patria uno grande lo sueña". The first version is the more well known version and both versions literally translates to if the homeland is small than one dreams it to be larger. And finally for the series D they included a horizontal security thread.

I believe there was about 20 million of these notes issued for this series.

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