In early 2008, the Central Bank of Nicaragua received approval to produce new banknotes. The 10-, 20-, and 200-córdoba notes are to be printed on polymer, whereas the 50-, 100-, and 500-córdoba notes will be printed on paper. Courtesy of Roberto Cacciamani.
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); trees
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 San
B595 (P112): 20 quetzales (US$2.60) Violet, light blue, green, purple, and black. Front: Spanish text; flying quetzal bird; Mayan man with potted flower as registration device; stylized temple; forefather and head of state, Mariano Gálvez; embossed glyph. Back: Spanish text; Mayan carving; standing and seated delegates signing the declaration of