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Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-1992
Value 10 Colones (10 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 8.45 g
Diameter 28.3 mm
Thickness 1.89 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 215,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 79,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Schön# 79a
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Octagonal rim
Costa Rica coat of arms. Seven stars represent the seven 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

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

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1985

Reverse

Octagonal rim
Value above coffee branches, ribbon behind value and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica"
Value in Braille

Lettering:
10 COLONES
B.C.C.R.

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1983  12,000,000 0.22 0.69 0.64 KM# 215.1, small ships
1985  20,000,000 0.41 0.41 0.41 0.89 KM# 215.2, large ships
1992  25,000,000 0.49 0.49 1.38 KM# 215.1, small ships

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