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​Manufacturers of bills and coins

In conformity with the Regulations for the acquisition of currency of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, the institution has a pre-qualification model for manufacturers of bills and coins, based on the technical competences and experience of each company, for selecting those companies that are qualified,  trustworthy and reliable to manufacture national currency.
Based on the latest market surveys carried out by the BCCR, the following are the pre-qualified companies:





Coins ​ ​ ​ ​



The Royal Mint LimitedUnited Kingdom
Mennica Polska S.A.Poland
Mint of Finland Ltd.Finland
The Royal Canadian MintCanada
Monnaie de ParisFrance



Bills ​ ​ ​ ​



Oberthur Fiduciaire S.A.S.France
Giesecke + Drevient Currency Technology GmbHGermany
De La Rue International LimitedUnited Kingdom
Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd.Switzerland
Canadian Banknote Company Ltd.Canada


Cost per unit of bills and coins

Details on the cost per unit in colones, of the last contract for manufacturing  coins and bills:

TypeMaterialDenominationCost per unit in colones (last contract)*



Coin ​ ​ ​ ​



Aluminum ​₡56,31



Brass-coated steel ​ ​ ​




Bill ​ ​ ​ ​ ​




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Cotton ​ ​ ​ ​