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10 Céntimos

10 Céntimos -  obverse10 Céntimos -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1951-1976
Value 10 Céntimos (0.10 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.09 g
Diameter 17.8 mm
Thickness 1.14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 185
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.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1969

Reverse

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

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

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1951  2,500,000 1.08 16% KM#185.1, small ships, 5 stars in shield
1969  10,000,000 0.51 0.51 0.35 32% KM# 185.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield
1972  20,000,000 0.22 0.66 0.66 46% KM# 185.3, large ships, 7 stars in shield
1975  5,000,000 14% KM# 185.3, large ships, 7 stars in shield
1976  40,000,000 0.39 0.43 49% KM# 185.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield
1976  5,000 3% KM# 185.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield; Proof

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