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5 Colones

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Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-1989
Value 5 Colones
5 CRC = 0.0086 USD
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 7.25 g
Diameter 26.00 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 214,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 78,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Schön# 78a
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Heptagonal rim
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

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1985

Reverse

Heptagonal rim
Value above coffee branches, ribbon behind value and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica"
Value in Braille

Lettering:
5 COLONES
B.C.C.R.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Different types in different years

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1983  24,000,000 0.65 0.50 KM# 214.1, small ships
1985  25,000,000 0.33 0.32 KM# 214.2, large ships
1989  20,000,000 0.31 0.20 0.39 KM# 214.1, small ships

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