10 Céntimos

10 Céntimos -  obverse10 Céntimos -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
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
  • 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.

Obverse

The arms of Costa Rica (stars representing the provinces of Costa Rica, three extinct 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)

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

Translation:
Republic of Costa Rica
Central America
Republic of 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.

Translation:
Central America
10
Centimos
Central Bank of Costa Rica (Banco Central de Costa Rica)

Edge

Milled

Comments

KM# 185.3, large ships:


In 1964, the number of stars on the obverse changed from 5 to 7 as Puntarenas and Limon reached the province status.
The size and space between letters vary between years along with the outer rim of the coat of arms on the obverse.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1951  2,500,000 0.60 1.20 16% KM#185.1, small ships, 5 stars in shield, minted by Philadelphia mint, USA in 1952
1969  10,000,000 0.74 0.36 0.55 33% KM# 185.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, minted by Denver mint, USA
1972  20,000,000 0.24 0.72 0.67 1.62 47% KM# 185.3, large ships, 7 stars in shield, minted by Guatemala mint in 1972-73
1975  5,000,000 0.65 14% KM# 185.3, large ships, 7 stars in shield, minted by Guatemala mint
1976  40,000,000 0.24 0.48 0.60 49% KM# 185.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, minted by Sherritt mint and Royal Canadian mint
1976  5,001 3% KM# 185.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield; all in uncirculated sets

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