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Coins

 

Coins comply their role as currency, value deposit, and account units. The current denomination structure consists of seven coins: 500, 100, 50, 25, and 5 colones. When placed in a vertical position one above the other, they make up a cone-like geometrical figure, as a result of the proportional difference in their diameter.

 

The main feature in coins constituting Costa Rica’s currency is the  Shield of the Republic appearing in their obverse, while their face value stands out, along with other details, in their reverse.

 

 

 Región de Tabs

500

100

50

25

10

5

1

Finished

Material

Diameter

in millimeters

Weight in grams

Amount in millions

Year of Mintage

Golden

Cu-Al-Ni

33,0

11,0

15,0

2003

10,0

2005

Steel coated brass

6,0

2006

38,2

2007

Finished

Material

Diameter

in millimeters

Weight in grams

Amount in millions

Year of Mintage

Golden

Bronze

Cu-Al-Ni

29,5

9,0

15,0

1995

15,0

1997

Steel coated brass

15,0

1998

30,0

1999

35,0

2000

14,0

2006

108,0

2007

Finished

Material

Diameter

in millimeters

Weight in grams

Amount in millions

Year of Mintage

Golden

Bronze

Cu-Al-Ni

27,5

8,0

15,0

1997

25,0

1999

Steel coated brass

15,0

2002

5,0

2006

36,0

2007

Finished

Material

Diameter

in millimeters

Weight in grams

Amount in millions

Year of Mintage

Golden

Bronze

25,5

7,0

15,0

1995

Cu-Al-Ni

10,0

2001

Brass

15,0

2003

Steel coated brass

30,0

2005

90,0

2007

Finished

Material

Diameter

in millimeters

Weight in grams

Amount in millions

Year of Mintage

Golden

Bronze

23,5

5,0

15,5

1995

Cu-Al-Ni

Silver

Aluminum

1,10

15,0

1997

30,0

1999

15,0

2002

50,0

2005

200,0

2008

230,0

2012

Finished

Material

Diameter

in millimeters

Weight in grams

Amount in millions

Year of Mintage

Golden

Bronce

21,5

 

4,0

15,5

1995

Cu-Al-Ni

Brass

Silver

Aluminum

0,90

15,0

1997

15,0

1999

35,0

2001

55,0

2005

300,0

2008

Finished

Material

Diameter

in millimeters

Weight in grams

Amount in millions

Year of Mintage

Golden

Cu-Al-Ni

15

2,8

15,0

1998

 

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