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500 Colones

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard banknote
Years 1979-1985
Value 500 Colones (500 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Paper
Size 155 × 68 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 249
  • 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

Purple on multicolor underprint. Manuel María Gutiérrez Flores at right. Series B. Curved lines pattern at left

Lettering:
QUINIENTOS
COLONES
Acuerdo de la Junta Directiva N°


Presidente ejecutivo Gerente Manuel María Gutiérrez

BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA

Translation:
FIVE HUNDRED
COLONES
Board of Directors Agreement N°

Executive President Manager Manuel María Gutiérrez

CENTRAL BANK OF COSTA RICA

Engravers: Thomas de la Rue, Company Limited

Reverse

National Theatre at center right. Decorative elements. National Theater logo at right

Lettering:
QUINIENTOS COLONES

Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica

BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA
Thomas de la Rue & Company Limited

Translation:
FIVE HUNDRED COLONES

National Theater of Costa Rica

CENTRAL BANK OF COSTA RICA

Thomas de la Rue & Company Limited

Engravers: Thomas de la Rue, Company Limited

Comments

Manuel María Gutiérrez was band director.  Composed the music for the Costa Rica´s National Anthem.
Two varieties: red serial (P#249a) and black serial (P#249b)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1979  200,000 15 noviembre 1979 B200001-B400000, red serial (P#249a)
1979  200,000 6 diciembre 1979 B400001-B600000, red serial (P#249a)
1979  200,000 6 julio 1979 B000001-B200000, red serial (P#249a)
1980  100,000 18 diciembre 1980 B600001-B700000, red serial (P#249a)
1981  350,000 12 marzo 1981 B700001-B1050000, red serial (P#249a)
1981  800,000 17 septiembre 1981 B1050001-B1850000, black serial (P#249b)
1981  500,000 24 diciembre 1981 B1850001-B2350000, black serial (P#249b)
1982  1,500,000 18 mayo 1982 B2350001-B3850000, black serial (P#249b)
1984  1,000,000 7 agosto 1984 B3850001-B4850000, black serial (P#249b)
1985  1,200,000 20 marzo 1985 B4850001-B6050000, black serial (P#249b)

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