10000 Colones

10000 Colones -  obverse10000 Colones -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1997-2007
Value 10000 Colones (10 000 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Paper
Size 155 × 66 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 12-31-2012
Number N# 224552
Numista (https://numista.com)
References P# 267
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Dark blue and depp blue-green on multicolor underprint. Emma Gamboa at center right, volcanoes in underprint at center.
Series A

Lettering:
DIEZ MIL
COLONES

Volcán Rincón de la Vieja Volcán Irazú

Volcán Arenal Volcán Poás
BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA

Translation:
TEN THOUSAND
COLONES

Rincón de la Vieja volcano Irazú volcano

Arenal volcano Poás volcano

CENTRAL BANK OF COSTA RICA

Engraver: Francois Charles Overtur

Reverse

Puma at upper center. Jaguar at left in underprint. Plot of curved lines.

Lettering:
Jaguar Puma

DIEZ MIL
COLONES

BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA

Translation:
Jaguar Puma

Ten Thousand
Colones

Central Bank of Costa Rica

Engraver: Francois Charles Overtur

Watermark

Emma Gamboa Alvarado

10000 Colones -  obverse

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Printer

Oberthur Fiduciaire (Oberthur Technologies), France (1984-date)

Comments

Emma Gamboa was a prominent Costa Rican educator. She inaugurated the Education building of the University of Costa Rica
Puma (Puma concolor) and Jaguar (Panthera onca) are two of the main felines of the fauna of Costa Rica

The 10,000 banknotes issued from 4830001 to 4840000 carried the overprint "50 aniversario del Banco Central" (50th anniversary of the Central Bank)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1997  15 000 000 17% 30 jul 1997 A00000001-A15000000
2002  15 000 000 22% 20 mar 2002 A15000001-A30000000
2004  10 000 000 0% 27 sep 2004 A30000001-A40000000
2005  35 010 000 22% 14 sep 2005 A40000001-A75010000
2007  25 020 000 50% 26 sep 2007 A75010001-A100030000

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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