50 Colones

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Features

Issuer Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1997-1999
Value 50 Colones
50 CRC = USD 0.07
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Copper-aluminium-nickel
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 27.5 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 3590
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 231
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 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)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1997

Translation:
Republic of Costa Rica
Central America
Republic of Costa Rica

Reverse

The value above coffee branches with initials below and the value in Braille

Scripts: Braille, Latin

Lettering:
50
COLONES
⠑⠚
B.C.C.R

Unabridged legend:
50
Colones
⠑⠚
Banco Central de Costa Rica

Translation:
50
Colones
50
Central Bank of Costa Rica

Edge

Segmented (4 smooth, 4 milled)

Mint

Casa de Moneda de Chile, Santiago, Chile (1743-date)

Comments

The size and space between letters on the obverse varies year by year in addition to the outer rim of the Coat of Arms.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1997  15 000 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.41 $ 0.44 $ 0.53 $ 0.55 $ 0.58 $ 0.96 59% KM#231 (large letters, volcanoes without smoke); Santiago Mint
1999  25 000 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.46 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 70% KM#231.1 (smaller letters, volcanoes with smoke)

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