20 Colones

20 Colones -  obverse20 Colones -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-1996
Value 20 Colones
20 CRC = 0.033 USD
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 9.7 g
Diameter 31.25 mm
Thickness 1.96 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 216,
  • 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.
Schön# 80
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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), the date below, the country name above, all within a nonagonal rim

Lettering:
COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1985

Translation:
Costa Rica
Central America
Republic of Costa Rica
1985

Reverse

The value above coffee branches, ribbon behind value and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica" along with the value in Braille, all within a nonagonal rim

Lettering:
20
COLONES
B.C.C.R.

Translation:
20
Colones
Central Bank of Costa Rica (Banco Central de Costa Rica)

Edge

Milled

Comments

In 1994, 20 colones pieces were struck using both nickel-plated stainless steel and non-nickel-plated stainless steel.
The size and space between letters on the obverse and the outer rim of the arms of Costa Rica differ slightly between years.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1983  16,000,000 0.49 0.48 0.60 1.23 1.10 65% KM#216.1 Letters in relief on ribbon
1985  25,000,000 0.21 0.63 0.72 0.97 1.28 55% KM#216.2 Letters incuse on ribbon
1989  0.6% KM#216.1 Letters in relief on ribbon
1994  0.60 0.42 10% KM#216.1 Letters in relief on ribbon
1994  10,000,000 1.21 11% KM#216.2 Letters incuse on ribbon
1996  1.1% KM#216.2 Letters incuse on ribbon

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