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50 000 Colones

50 000 Colones -  obverse50 000 Colones -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard banknote
Year 2009
Value 50,000 Colones
50000 CRC = 83 USD
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Paper
Size 161 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 279,
  • 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.
TBB# 563
  • Owen W. Linzmayer; 2014. The Banknote Book / Volume 1. Abyssinia - French Sudan. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781907427404 .
  • Owen W. Linzmayer; 2014. The Banknote Book / Volume 2. Gabon - Nicaragua. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781907427411 .
  • Owen W. Linzmayer; 2014. The Banknote Book / Volume 3. Nigeria - Zimbabwe. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781907427428 .

Obverse

Purple and multicolor. Ricardo Jimenez Oreamuno (1859-1945), statesmen who held numerous offices to include 3 separate terms as President of Costa Rica. Supreme Court building in background.

Lettering:
50 MIL COLONES
COSTA RICA

Translation:
50 Thousand Colones
Costa Rica

Engraver: Overthur Fiduciare

Reverse

Purple.
Species with natural colors. Cloud forest, parasol mushroom, Bromelia plant, Morpho butterfly. Tree fern in the background.

Lettering:
Bosque Nuboso

Hongo sombrilla
(Leccinum monticola)

Mariposa morfo
(Morpho helenor marinita)

Bromelia
(Tillandsia punctulata)

BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RCA

Translation:
Bosque Nuboso

Parasol mushroom
(Leccinum monticola)

Morpho butterfly
(Morpho helenor marinita)

Bromeliad
(Tillandsia punctulata)

Central Bank of Costa Rica

Engraver: Overthure Fiduciare

Watermark

50000
portrait Ricardo Jimenez Oreamuno

50 000 Colones -  obverse

© MinorBR

Comments

Issued by the Banco Central de Costa Rica (Central Bank of Costa Rica), and was issued into circulation in 2009. This denomination was introduced as part of the introduction of a new series of Costa Rican colones banknotes featuring new designs and incorporating advanced security features. Withdrawn from circulation on June 4, 2020, although this denomination remains legal tender. This was in response to the Central Bank's discontinuation of producing this denomination under several factors including, its high face value made it unsuitable for daily minor transactions, its low level of inflation meant that it was not needed in the near future, larger transactions are settled by credit and debit cards, through banking channels or by paying applications, banks do not require them as they are not suitable for ATM's because of their high value and it is the most counterfeited of all banknotes in circulation in Costa Rica.

Serie A
The drawings of the flora and fauna are the work of José Fernando Zeledón García.
This banknote represents the cloud forest of Costa Rica. The other banknotes of this family represent other ecosystems present in the country.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009-Sep-2  10,000,000 P#279/TBB#563

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