5 Colones

5 Colones - obverse5 Colones - reverse

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Features

Issuer Costa Rica
Issuing bank Central Bank of Costa Rica (Banco Central de Costa Rica)
Period Second Costa Rican Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-1989
Value 5 Colones (5 CRC)
Currency Colon (1896-date)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 7.25 g
Diameter 26.00 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
69
References KM# 214,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 78,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
Schön# 78a
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1985

Translation:
Costa Rica
Central America
Republic of Costa Rica

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

Scripts: Braille, Latin

Lettering:
5
COLONES

B.C.C.R.

Unabridged legend:
5
Colones

Banco Central de Costa Rica

Translation:
5
Colones
5
Central Bank of Costa Rica

Edge

Reeded

Mints

Casa da Moeda do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1694-date)
VDM Metals / Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke, Werdohl, Germany (1930-date)

Comments

Although these coins have been demonetized, they are still redeemable at the Central Bank of Costa Rica.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1983  24 000 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.47 $ 0.47 $ 0.52 $ 1.10 37% KM# 214.1, small ships; Rio de Janeiro Mint
1985  25 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.44 $ 0.54 $ 0.97 63% KM# 214.2, large ships; Rio de Janeiro Mint
1989  20 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.15 $ 0.25 $ 0.27 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 1.00 43% KM# 214.1, small ships; VDM Metals

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