2 Colones

2 Colones -  obverse2 Colones -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1984
Value 2 Colones (2 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 4.25 g
Diameter 23.1 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1053
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 211,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 77
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The arms of Costa Rica (seven stars representing the seven provinces, three extinct volcanoes for the three mountain ranges, two ships symbolizing the country's geographical situation between the Atlantic and Pacific ocean and sunrise on the left) along with the country name above around the rim and the date at the bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
· 1983 ·

Translation:
Republic of Costa Rica
Central America
Republic of Costa Rica
1983

Reverse

The value within a laurel wreath and abbreviation of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica".

Script: Latin

Lettering:
AMERICA CENTRAL
2
COLONES
B.C.C.R.

Translation:
Central America
2
Colones
Banco Central de Costa Rica
Central Bank of Costa Rica

Edge

Smooth

2 Colones -  obverse

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Mints

Casa da Moeda do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1694-date)
Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

Comments

KM#211.1 minted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
KM#211.2 minted by Royal mint, UK

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  12 000 000 $ 0.52 $ 0.25 $ 0.57 $ 0.50 $ 0.61 43% KM#211.1, large ships
1983  24 000 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.28 $ 0.37 $ 0.29 $ 0.77 36% KM#211.1, large ships
1984  72 000 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.17 $ 0.34 $ 0.40 $ 0.79 $ 0.75 64% KM#211.2, small ships

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