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50 Colones

Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard banknote
Years 1972-1977
Value 50 Colones (50 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Paper
Size 155 × 68 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 239
  • 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

Olive-green multicolor underprint. Meeting scene at left (allusive first ten partners who formed the Bank of the Union). Manuel María de Peralta y Alfaro at right, Series C.

Lettering:
CINCUENTA
COLONES


Manuel María de Peralta y Alfaro
BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA

Translation:
FIFTY
COLONES


Manuel María de Peralta y Alfaro
CENTRAL BANK OF COSTA RICA

Engravers: Thomas De La Rue, Company

Reverse

Casa Amarilla ("Yellow house")
At right a Ceiba tree (see comments)

Lettering:
CINCUENTA COLONES

BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA

Translation:
FIFTY COLONES

CENTRAL BANK OF COSTA RICA

Engravers: Thomas de la Rue, Company Limited

Comments

Yellow house (La casa amarilla) is the name given to the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Manuel María de Peralta y Alfaro was was a historian, academic and above all a distinguished diplomat
The ceiba tree (Ceiba pentandra) on the obverse was planted in 1963 on the occasion of the meeting of Central American presidents attended by J.F. Kennedy (US President)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1972  500,000 06 septiembre 1972 C000001-C500000
1972  200,000 13 diciembre 1972 C500001-C700000
1973  600,000 10 septiembre 1973 C700001-C1300000
1973  100,000 28 noviembre 1973 C1300001-C1400000
1974  1,000,000 12 junio 1974 C1400001-C2400000
1975  1,000,000 09 junio 1975 C2400001-C3400000
1976  800,000 04 mayo 1976 C3400001-C4200000
1977  800,000 26 abril 1977 C4200001-C5000000

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