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1 Colon

1 Colon -  obverse1 Colon -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Year 1917
Value 1 Colon (1 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Paper
Size 152 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# S121
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Black on multicolor underprint. Unsigned
Head of State José Rafael de Gallegos y Alvarado.
6-digit serial numbers prefixed with № in red at top left and top right, horizontal.

Lettering:
SERIE A
EL BANCO ANGLO COSTARRICENSE

PAGARÁ AL

SAN JOSÉ

EL PRESIDENTE

PORTADOR A LA VISTA LA CANTIDAD DE
UN COLON
EN MONEDA NACIONAL DE ORO
CONFORME Á LEY 23 JUNIO 1917

EL ADMINISTRADOR

AMERICAN BANKNOTE COMPANY.

Translation:
Serie a
The Anglo Costa Rican Bank
Will Pay to
San José

The President

Bearer on demand the amount of
One colon
In national gold currency
according to the law june 23, 1917

The Administrator

American Banknote company

Reverse

Seated Mercury.

Lettering:
UN COLON
BANCO ANGLO COSTARRICENSE

AMERICAN BANKNOTE COMPANY.

Translation:
One colon
Anglo Costa Rican Bank
American banknote company

Comments

This unissued remainder was printed by the American Banknote Company for the Anglo-Costa-Rican Bank and intended for circulation in Costa Rica just after World War I. Unsigned.
In 1994 the Anglo Costa Rican Bank was closed.
In 1996 the bank's old formulas were auctioned off:
61761 formulas of 1 colon
31271 formulas of 5 colones
3999 formulas of 10 colones
10 formulas of 20 colones

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1917  Dated 23.06.1917

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