Menu

5 Céntimos

5 Céntimos -  obverse5 Céntimos -  reverse

© Makake

Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1951-1978
Value 5 Céntimos (0.05 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 1.0 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 184
  • 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.

Obverse

Costa Rica coat of arms. Stars represent the Costa Rica 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.
In 1964, the number of stars went from 5 to 7 as Puntarenas and Limon reached the province status.

NOTE: size and space between letters varies in mintages. outer rim of Coat of Arms slightly different

KM# 184.2 has small ships, seven stars and no flag.
KM# 184.3 has large ships, seven stars and flag on near ship.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1978

Reverse

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

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

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1951  7,000,000 0.24 17% KM# 184.1, US Mint Philadelphia
1969  20,000,000 0.33 0.33 34% KM# 184.2, no flag on near ship, shield varieties
1972  12,550,000 0.51 0.64 0.26 30% KM# 184.3, flag on near ship, several varieties
1973  20,000,000 0.33 0.60 32% KM# 184.3, flag on near ship, several varieties
1976  0.46 0.52 14% KM# 184.2, no flag on near ship, shield varieties
1976  5,000 1.4% KM# 184.2, no flag on near ship, shield varieties; Proof
1976  15,000,000 0.57 24% KM# 184.3, flag on near ship, several varieties
1978  7,520,000 0.52 0.67 26% KM# 184.2, no flag on near ship, shield varieties

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

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

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange it: Skahitwonder, lobocapo, drsunnyjain, rmuniak, Elsureel, Buschigel, tauras651, RichW, akadotour, cercafil1966, roger914, sangriablanca, SquareRootLolly, SteveV, vasyli, remy95480, aaronmgd, Danthann, harry213, Croft89coffey, Cvetan, wchansen, zalaiulipa, Jipe, FCamacho, Essor Prof, monge, Manowar7, msuwong, PhilipBe, waltbert

Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×14)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×63)
Country: Argentina
Languages : English Spanish French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×3)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×24)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: none
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×162)
Country: Germany
Languages : English German
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×160)
Country: Lithuania
Languages : English Spanish Lithuanian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×40)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×237)
Country: Latvia
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×39)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish French Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×314)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×205)
Country: Italy
Languages :
English German Spanish French Italian Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×41)
Country: Hong Kong
Languages : English Chinese French Japanese
Feedback: none
Country: United States
Languages : English Afrikaans Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×131)
Country: Canada
Languages : English Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×300)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×24)
Country: United States
Languages : English Hebrew
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×28)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×12)
Country: United States
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×84)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×52)
Country: United Kingdom
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×158)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×314)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×17)
Country: France
Languages : French English Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×176)
Country: Mexico
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×36)
Country: Belgium
Languages : English Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×290)
Country: Portugal
Languages : English Spanish French Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×103)
Country: Colombia
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×114)
Country: Hong Kong
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×195)
Country: Belgium
Languages : English Spanish French Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×8)
Country: United States
Languages : English Spanish

» See the details of the coins available for swap

Numista Rarity index: 9 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Costa Rica

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add data on this page
Match past online sales
Coins Costa Rica 5 Céntimos