On 15 May 2009, the Central Bank of Nicaragua introduced new 10- and 20-córdoba banknotes. Printed on polymer, the new notes cost 30 percent more to manufacture than paper notes, but the president of the BCN, Antenor Rosales Bolaños, assured the public that they are impermeable, hygienic, and last upRead More…

B593 (P109 & P115): 1 quetzal (US$0.15) Green, orange, and red. Front: Spanish text; flying quetzal bird; Mayan glyph as registration device; stylized temple with glyphs; president and general, José María Orellana; Mayan bird. Back: Spanish text; standing Mayan man and glyphs from jade Leyden plate (placa de Leyden); treesRead More…

B597 (P114): 100 quetzales (US$13) Brown, purple, green, blue, and red. Front: Spanish text; flying quetzal bird; Mayan man with staff as registration device; stylized temple; bishop and university founder, Francisco Marroquín. Back: Spanish text; circular seal; Mayan glyphs; flower beds, fountain, and pillars in courtyard of University of SanRead More…