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50 Céntimos

50 Céntimos -  obverse 50 Céntimos -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Common coin
Years 1965-1978
Value 50 Céntimos (0.50 CRC)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 7.1 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 189, Schön# 44
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Costa Rica coat of arms. Seven stars represent the seven provinces, three extinct volcanoes for the three mountain ranges, two ships symbolizing the country's geographical situation between atlantic and pacific ocean and sunrise on the left

NOTE: differences in detail of coat of arms exist between listed varieties.
Only Type KM#189.1 has medal alignment.

Lettering: REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA 1978

Reverse

Value within a laurel wreath and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica"

Lettering:
AMERICA CENTRAL
50 CENTIMOS
B.C.C.R.

Edge

Smooth with inscription

Lettering: B.C.C.R.

50 Céntimos

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1965  1,000,000 KM#189.1, small letters, medal alignment
1968  2,000,000 KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties
1970  4,000,000 KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties
1972  4,000,000 KM#189.2, large date
1975  524,000 KM#189.2, large date
1975  KM#189.2, small date
1976  6,000,000 0.38 KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties
1976  5,000 KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties; Proof
1978  10,000,000 0.57 KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties

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