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5 Céntimos

5 Céntimos -  obverse 5 Céntimos -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1951-1978
Value 5 Céntimos (0.05 CRC)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 1.0 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 184
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1951  7,000,000 0.34 KM# 184.1, US Mint Philadelphia
1969  20,000,000 0.59 KM# 184.2, no flag on near ship, shield varieties
1972  12,550,000 0.49 KM# 184.3, flag on near ship, several varieties
1973  20,000,000 0.45 KM# 184.3, flag on near ship, several varieties
1976  KM# 184.2, no flag on near ship, shield varieties
1976  5,000 KM# 184.2, no flag on near ship, shield varieties; Proof
1976  15,000,000 0.28 KM# 184.3, flag on near ship, several varieties
1978  7,520,000 0.61 0.55 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 coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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