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Augusto Sandino's Hat 50 Centavos Nicargua Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Vaquero Hat) (Revolutionary Leader) (Broad-Brimmed Hat) 1987

Augusto Sandino's Hat 50 Centavos Nicargua Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Vaquero Hat) (Revolutionary Leader) (Broad-Brimmed Hat) 1987

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Vaquero Hat of Augusto Sandino 50 Centavos Nicargua Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Revolutionary Leader) (Broad-Brimmed Cowboy Hat)

Obverse: Wide-brimmed Vaquero cowboy hat associated with revolutionary leader Augusto Sandino, with legend at top, date and sprigs at bottom.
Translation: Republic of Nicaragua

Reverse: Value in number at center, motto at top and bottom.
Translation: In God we trust
Free homeland or death.

Edge: Reeded

Issuer Nicaragua
Period Republic (1821-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1987
Value 50 Centavos (0.50 NIC)
Currency Second Córdoba (1988-1990)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4.85 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 April 1991
Number N# 15773
References KM# 58, Schön# 60

Augusto C. Sandino; May 18, 1895 – February 21, 1934), was a Nicaraguan revolutionary and leader of a rebellion between 1927 and 1933 against the United States occupation of Nicaragua. Despite being referred to as a "bandit" by the United States government, his exploits made him a hero throughout much of Latin America, where he became a symbol of resistance to American imperialism. Sandino drew units of the United States Marine Corps into an undeclared guerrilla war. The United States troops withdrew from the country in 1933 after overseeing the election and inauguration of President Juan Bautista Sacasa, who had returned from exile.

Sandino was assassinated in 1934 by National Guard forces of General Anastasio Somoza García, who went on to seize power in a coup d'état two years later. After being elected president by an overwhelming margin in 1936, Somoza García resumed control of the National Guard and established a dictatorship and Somoza family dynasty that ruled Nicaragua for more than 40 years. Sandino's political legacy was claimed by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which finally overthrew the Somoza government in 1979.

Sandino is revered in Nicaragua and in 2010 its congress unanimously named him a "national hero". His political descendants, the icons of his wide-brimmed hat and boots, and his writings from the years of warfare against the USMC continue to shape Nicaragua's national identity.

Sandino became a hero to many in Nicaragua and much of Latin America as a Robin Hood figure who opposed domination from wealthy elites and foreigners, such as the United States. His opposition to U.S. control was tempered by the love he said he felt toward Americans like himself. His picture and silhouette, complete with the oversized cowboy hat, were adopted as recognized symbols of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, founded in 1961 by Carlos Fonseca and Tomás Borge, among others, and later led by Daniel Ortega.

Sandino has been idolized by notable Latin American figures including Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez. His brand of guerrilla warfare was effectively used by Castro, FARC in Colombia, the Sandinistas, and the FMLN in El Salvador.

In 1979 Somoza's son, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, was overthrown by the Sandinistas, political descendants of Sandino. In the 1980s, they renamed Managua International Airport after him as "Augusto C. Sandino International Airport." Pro-Somoza President Arnoldo Alemán renamed it Managua International Airport in 2001 after coming to power.

In 2007, President Daniel Ortega renamed again the airport in honor of Sandino. Nicaraguan artist Róger Pérez de la Rocha has created many portraits of Sandino—whose image was banned by the Somoza dictatorship—and of his associates, adding to the country's iconography.

The Chilean-Spanish biopic Sandino (1990), directed by Miguel Littin, was filmed in Nicaragua with an international cast including Joaquim de Almeida as Sandino, Kris Kristofferson, Dean Stockwell, Victoria Abril and Ángela Molina.

Sandino's 59-foot silhouette at Tiscapa Lagoon in Managua is instantly recognizable by his emblematic broad-brimmed hat.

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