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50 Colones

Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Commemorative note
Years 1978-1986
Value 50 Colones (50 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Paper
Size 156 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 251
  • 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.

Commemorative issue

1978 "Centennial Bank of Costa Rica"

Obverse

Olive-green and multicolor. Obverse of 1866-dated 50 centimos coin at left, Portrait of Gaspar Ortuño Ors at right. Series D.

Lettering:
CINCUENTA COLONES


Gaspar Ortuño y Ors
BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA

Translation:
FIFTY COLONES

CENTRAL BANK OF COSTA RICA

Engravers: Thomas De La Rue, Company

Reverse

Old bank (Bank of Costa Rica), reverse of 50 centimos coin and conmemorative text includes 1877- CENTENARIO -1977.

Lettering:
CINCUENTA COLONES

1877 centenario banco de Costa Rica 1977
BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA
Thomas De La Rue & Company

Translation:
Fifty colones

1877 Centennial Bank of Costa Rica 1977
Central Bank of Costa Rica
Thomas De La Rue & Company

Engravers: Thomas De La Rue, Company

Watermark

No watermark

Comments

Serie D
Gaspar Ortuño y Ors was a Spanish consul, administrator and founding partner of Banco de la Unión (Bank of Union)  and Banco de Costa Rica (Bank of Costa Rica)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1978  1,000,000 30 octubre 1978, D0000001-D1000000
1979  1,000,000 30 abril 1979, D1000001-D2000000
1980  1,000,000 18 marzo 1980, D2000001-D3000000
1981  3,000,000 2 abril 1981, D3000001-D6000000
1982  1,000,000 18 mayo 1982, D6000001-D7000000
1984  1,500,000 22 noviembre 1984, D7000001-D850000, firma Marco Antonio López Agüero y Olivier Castro Pérez0
1984  1,500,000 22 noviembre 1984, D8500001-D10000000, firmas de Porfirio Morera Batres y Olivier Castro Pérez
1984  500,000 28 agosto 1984, D7000001-D7500000
1985  2,500,000 20 marzo 1985, D10000001-D12500000
1986  2,500,000 2 abril 1986, D12500001-D15000000

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