50 Colones D series

Features

Country Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
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-Oct-30  1,000,000 D0000001-D1000000
1979-Apr-30  1,000,000 D1000001-D2000000
1980-Mar-18  1,000,000 D2000001-D3000000
1981-Apr-2  3,000,000 D3000001-D6000000
1982-May-18  1,000,000 D6000001-D7000000
1984-Aug-28  500,000 D7000001-D7500000
1984-Nov-22  1,500,000 D7000001-D850000 signature Marco Antonio López Agüero & Olivier Castro Pérez0
1984-Nov-22  1,500,000 D8500001-D10000000 signatures Porfirio Morera Batres & Olivier Castro Pérez
1985-Mar-20  2,500,000 D10000001-D12500000
1986-Apr-2  2,500,000 D12500001-D15000000

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