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10 Colones

10 Colones -  obverse 10 Colones -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1997-1999
Value 10 Colones
10 CRC = 0.018 USD
Composition Brass
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 228a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Costa Rica coat of arms. Seven stars represent the seven provinces, three extinct 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. versions with smoking volcanoes and without smoke

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:
10 COLONES
B.C.C.R.

Edge

Segmented (4 smooth, 4 milled with 14 reeds)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  15,000,000 0.48 0.30 KM#228a, without smoke, crossed laurel
1999  30,000,000 0.39 0.48 KM#228a.1, with smoke, crossed laurel

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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