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50 Céntimos

50 Céntimos -  obverse50 Céntimos -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1978
Value 50 Céntimos (0.50 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7.1 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 189,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 44
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

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 -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965  1,000,000 1.38 20% KM#189.1, small letters, medal alignment
1968  2,000,000 1.08 21% KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties
1970  4,000,000 0.85 1.19 31% KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties
1972  4,000,000 1.53 0.17 26% KM#189.2, large date
1975  524,000 1.54 13% KM#189.2, large date
1975  10% KM#189.2, small date
1976  6,000,000 0.53 22% KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties
1976  5,000 0.8% KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties; Proof
1978  10,000,000 0.59 0.63 32% KM#189.3, large 50, different varieties

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