The Banco Central de Nicaragua has issued its first coin in a new Series which highlights the Central American country's wildlife that is both prevalent and in many cases unique to the country or the region. The distribution of Jaguars is predominantly in South-western USA, Mexico, Central and South America to Northern Argentina.
The present Nicaraguan Emblem was adopted in 1971 and features a triangle encircled by the words in gold colour "REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA" on the top and "AMERICA CENTRAL" on the bottom.
The Equilateral triangle stands for EQUALITY.
The Rainbow in the centre stands for PEACE.
The Phrygian Cap ("Gorro Frigio") in the middle signifies FREEDOM.
The five volcanoes represent the UNION and the FRATERNITY between the five Central American countries.