In 1821, Nicaragua was freed from Spanish rule and became an independent state. During the first years of its sovereignty, even addressed the colonial Rial, then it was replaced by the Rial of the United Provinces of Central America. Only in 1878 from Nicaragua has its own currency — Nicaraguan peso, equal 100 centavo.
In 1912, the country adopted a new national currency — córdoba, also is equal to 100 centavos. Then came coins of 1/2,1, 5, 10, 25 centavos and 1 córdoba. In the late 1980s, the country faced a wave of hyperinflation, so the government had to spend 2 denomination for 3 years.
Since 1991, the currency of Nicaragua is the 'gold' Cordoba. In 1994, there were issued coins of 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavo, minted in chrome-plated steel. In 1997, in the appeal introduced coins of 1 and 5 gold C Nickel-plated steel. In 2002, a coin of 5 centavos was minted of copper and steel, and coins of 10 and 25 centavos — brass plated.
In 2007, issued a coin 10 gold Cordobas of steel and plated with brass. On the obverse of all the coins depicts the state coat of arms: in a triangle, symbolizing equality, the truth and the right, are 5 mountains-volcanoes (represent the country, which in 1823 were part of the Federation of the Republics of Central America: Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador), on the border of the waters of two oceans, above is placed a Phrygian cap. On the reverse of the coins of 5, 10 and 25 centavos in the inner circle placed the denomination of 50 centavos, 1 and 5 córdobas — the denomination framed by a Laurel wreath.