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Metal colons and centimo - modern coins of Costa Rica

  • Name:
  • Monetary unit:
  • Capital:
  • Area:
  • Language:
  • the Country code:
  • Costa Rica, Republic
  • Costa Rican colon
  • San Jose
  • of 51 100 sq. km
  • Spanish (state), English
  • CR (CRI) 188

Republic Costa Rica Monetary unit is the colon which consists from 100 centimos. In the cash circulation there are coins of denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 colons.

In 1951 the Central bank of Costa Rica has incurred issue of coins with abbreviation use B.C.C.R. With introduction of coins of 5 and 10 centimos. Then in the circulation coins 1 and 2 colons in 1954, 50 centimos in 1965 and 25 centimos in 1967 have been manufactured. In 1982-1983 issue of coins of 5 and 10 centimos was it is terminated, the sizes of coins about 25 centimos to 2 colons have been reduced and coins 5, 10 and 20 colons have been entered. During the period between the brass coins 1 reduced on the size 1995 and 1998 for years have been manufactured, 5 and 10 colons and are added new nominal values of coins 25, 50 and 100 colons. Issue of a coin of 500 colons has occurred in 2003. Aluminium coins of 5 and 10 colons have been entered in 2006. In the same year the coin 1 colon is withdrawn from circulation.

At manufacturing of Costa Rican coins basically the steel plated by a brass is used. The exception is made by coins in nominal value of 5 and 10 colons which are minted from aluminium. On their obverses there is a plotting of the arms of the country, and the digital designation of nominal value is seated over the crossed laurelic leaves. The abbreviation of Central bank of Costa Rica is more low possessed. Coins differ in diameter and in weight.

Nominal value: 10 colons
Stamping: 2005
the Material: Aluminium
the Note:
the Obverse of 10 colons of Costa Rica the Reverse of 10 colons of Costa Rica
Nominal value: 50 colons
Stamping: 2002
the Material: the Brass-plated steel
the Note:
the Obverse of 50 colons of Costa Rica the Reverse of 50 colons of Costa Rica
Nominal value: 500 colons
Stamping: 2006
the Material: the Brass-plated steel
the Note:
the Obverse of 500 colons of Costa Rica the Reverse of 500 colons of Costa Rica

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