The Central Bank of Nicaragua has issued a 1000 córdobas banknote into circulation commemorating the centenary of the death of famous poet Rubén Darío.
A press release dated 20 March 2017 from the Banco Central de Nicaragua confirms that the commemorative banknote was released into circulation three days earlier, on 17 March.
The banknote is a limited edition, though the press release does not confirm how many notes have been issued.
The design of the note continues to use a predominantly green colour theme, but displays a portrait of poet Rubén Darío on the front of the note, along with an optically variable ink feature depicting a feather quill and ink pot within a scroll of paper.
The reverse of the note includes an extract of one of Dario’s poems.
The 1000 córdobas banknote is the highest denomination in the Nicaragua banknote family, valued at around US $34.
Other denominations include the 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 córdobas banknotes, last issued in 2014. The 1000 córdobas denomination is a new high value note issued in January 2017.
To read the press release from the Banco Central de Nicaragua, click here.