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50 Céntimos

50 Céntimos -  obverse50 Céntimos -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1990
Value 50 Céntimos (0.5 CRC)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 19.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 209
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

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 normal and small ship

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1983

Reverse

Value within a laurel wreath and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica"

NOTE: versions with thick-leafed and thin-
leafed wreath in mintages, size of letters varies also

Lettering:
AMERICA CENTRAL
50 CENTIMOS
B.C.C.R.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

KM#209.1 minted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
KM#209.2 minted by Royal mint, UK

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  12,000,000 0.59 1.13 1.15 0.89 37% KM#209.1 (large ships, letters incuse)
1983  24,000,000 0.59 0.94 0.94 32% KM#209.1 (large ships, letters incuse)
1984  42,000,000 0.59 0.52 0.53 52% KM#209.2 (small ships, thin wreath)
1990  24,000,000 0.35 0.35 0.53 28% KM#209.1 (large ships, letters incuse)

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