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50 Colones

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1997-1999
Value 50 Colones
50 CRC = 0.09 USD
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 27.5 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 231
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (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 (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)

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

Translation:
Republic of Costa Rica
Central America
Republic of Costa Rica
1997

Reverse

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

Lettering:
50
COLONES
B.C.C.R

Translation:
50
Colones
Central Bank of Costa Rica (Banco Central de Costa Rica)

Edge

Segmented (4 smooth, 4 milled)

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 0.71 0.49 0.58 0.58 1.03 59% KM#231 (large letters, volcanoes without smoke)
1999  25,000,000 0.25 0.64 0.64 0.64 70% KM#231.1 (smaller letters, volcanoes with smoke)

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