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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
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Costa Rica coat of arms. Seven stars represent the seven provinces, three smoking 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
1997

Reverse

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

Lettering:
50
COLONES
B.C.C.R

Edge

Segmented (4 smooth, 4 milled)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  15,000,000 0.70 0.50 0.82 0.82 1.01 KM#231 (large letters, volcanoes without smoke)
1999  25,000,000 0.80 0.71 0.71 KM#231.1 (smaller letters, volcanoes with smoke)

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