1/16 Peso


Country Costa Rica
Type Common coin
Years 1850-1862
Value 1/16 Peso (1/16)
Metal Silver (.903)
Weight 1.46 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 101
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Flagged coat of arms supported by wreath. With legend at top and date at bottom.


Costa Rica Republic

Engraver: Juan Barth


Tree divides value. With legend at top. Fineness and assayer's initials at bottom.

1/16 Po
10 Ds. 20 Gc. J. B.

Central America
1/16 Peso
0.902777 Juan Barth

Engraver: Juan Barth


KM#101 - 103 coins were made in order to facilitate transition from the Real/Escudo system based in 8 to a decimal system that would later be the Decimalized Peso. With values equal to the common Real fractions (although a 1/4 Real equivalent was missing Costa Rica did never used any, so they didn't needed the Peso equivalent) as follows:

1/16 Peso = 1/2 Real
1/8 Peso = 1 Real
1/4 Peso = 2 Reales

From there decimal coins could be used for the remaining divisions.

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC
1850 JB
1855 JB Over-date 1855/0 exists.
1862 GW
1862 JB Rare. Only 2 known.

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