5 Colones

5 Colones - obverse5 Colones - reverse

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Features

Issuer Costa Rica
Issuing bank Central Bank of Costa Rica (Banco Central de Costa Rica)
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2005-2016
Value 5 Colones
5 CRC = USD 0.0097
Currency Colon (1896-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.9 g
Diameter 21.4 mm
Thickness 1.14 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
3268
References KM# 227b,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 88b
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The arms of Costa Rica (seven stars representing the seven provinces, three smoking volcanoes for the three mountain ranges, two ships symbolizing the country's geographical situation between the Atlantic and Pacific ocean and sunrise on the left) with the country name above and the date below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
· 2008 ·

Translation: Republic of Costa Rica

Reverse

The value with numerals in number and in Braille at the center above coffee branches, abbreviation of the issuer below.

Scripts: Braille, Latin

Lettering:
5
COLONES

B.C.C.R.

Unabridged legend:
5
Colones

Banco Central de Costa Rica

Translation:
5
Colones
5
Central Bank of Costa Rica

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Casa de Moneda de Chile, Santiago, Chile (1743-date)
Royal Dutch Mint (Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt), Utrecht, Netherlands (1010-date)

Comments

Due to high inflation, these coins were no longer issued by the Central Bank starting in January 1st, 2020.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005  55 000 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 27% larger date and stars; Casa de Moneda de Chile
2008  300 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.65 67% larger date and stars; Casa de Moneda de Chile
2012  200 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.20 $ 0.40 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 $ 0.52 31% smaller date and stars, new coat of arms design; Royal Dutch Mint
2016  100 000 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.69 14% "REPÚBLICA" in legend

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