5 Colones

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-1989
Value 5 Colones
5 CRC = 0.0082 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,
  • 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# 78,
  • 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.
Schön# 78a
  • 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) with the country name above, the date below, all within a heptagonal rim

Lettering:
COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1985

Translation:
Costa Rica
Central America
Republic of Costa Rica
1985

Reverse

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

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

Translation:
5
Colones
Central Bank of Costa Rica (Banco Central de Costa Rica)

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Different types in different years

Ole

variant or error

Monedassabi

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1983  24,000,000 0.12 0.54 0.60 0.55 1.43 37% KM# 214.1, small ships
1985  25,000,000 0.30 0.60 0.36 0.36 1.07 63% KM# 214.2, large ships
1989  20,000,000 0.36 0.37 0.75 1.14 43% KM# 214.1, small ships

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