50 Céntimos

50 Céntimos -  obverse50 Céntimos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
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
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 6833
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 209
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

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

Script: Latin

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

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

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

Script: Latin

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

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Casa da Moeda do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1694-date)
Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  12 000 000 $ 0.57 $ 0.50 $ 0.91 $ 0.86 37% KM#209.1 (large ships, letters incuse); Casa da Moeda do Brasil
1983  24 000 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.79 $ 0.91 31% KM#209.1 (large ships, letters incuse); Casa da Moeda do Brasil
1984  42 000 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.50 $ 0.49 $ 0.39 $ 0.51 53% KM#209.2 (small ships, thin wreath, letters in relief); British Royal Mint
1990  24 000 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.40 $ 0.36 $ 0.51 29% KM#209.1 (large ships, letters incuse); Casa da Moeda do Brasil
1990  24 000 000 0% KM#290.2 (small ships, thin wreath, letters in relief); Casa da Moeda do Brasil

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