10 Colones

10 Colones -  obverse10 Colones -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1997-1999
Value 10 Colones
10 CRC = 0.016 USD
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 5198
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References KM# 228a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

The arms of Costa Rica (seven stars representing the seven provinces, 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) along with the country name above and the date below

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:
10
COLONES
B.C.C.R.

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

Edge

Segmented (4 smooth, 4 milled with 14 reeds)

Mint

Fábrica de Moneda de Ibagué, Colombia (1982-date)

Comments

The size and space between letters vary depending on the year along with the outer rim of Coat of Arms slightly different, and finally versions with smoking volcanoes and without smoke on the obverse.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1997  15 000 000 0.36 0.47 1.06 65% KM#228a, without smoke, crossed laurel
1999  30 000 000 0.36 0.52 0.59 1.35 61% KM#228a.1, with smoke, crossed laurel

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