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20 Colones

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-1996
Value 20 Colones
20 CRC = 0.035 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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 80
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Nonagonal rim (9 sided)
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

Lettering:
COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1985

Reverse

Nonagonal rim (9 sided)
Value above coffee branches, ribbon behind value and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica"
Value in Braille

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

Edge

Milled

Comments

In 1994, 20 colones pieces were struck using both nickel-plated stainless steel and non-nickel-plated stainless steal.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1983  16,000,000 0.45 0.45 0.51 1.18 1.18 KM#216.1 Letters in relief on ribbon
1985  25,000,000 0.46 0.69 0.69 1.00 1.19 KM#216.2 Letters incuse on ribbon
1989  KM#216.1 Letters in relief on ribbon
1994  0.44 KM#216.1 Letters in relief on ribbon
1994  10,000,000 KM#216.2 Letters incuse on ribbon
1996  KM#216.2 Letters incuse on ribbon

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