5 Colones

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2005-2016
Value 5 Colones
5 CRC = 0.0082 USD
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.9 g
Diameter 21.4 mm
Thickness 1.14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 227b,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 88b
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
· 2008 ·

Translation:
Republic of Costa Rica
2008

Reverse

The value above coffee branches and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica" and the value in Braille

Lettering:
5
COLONES
B.C.C.R.

Translation:
5
Colones
Central Bank of Costa Rica (Banco Central de Costa Rica)

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005  55,000,000 0.15 0.13 0.36 0.26 1.19 29% larger date letters and stars
2008  300,000,000 0.60 0.27 0.26 0.60 0.43 0.69 70% larger date letters and stars
2012  200,000,000 0.42 0.48 0.51 29% smaller date letters and stars, new coat of arms design
2016  100,000,000 0.30 0.17 0.51 9%

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