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5 Colones

5 Colones -  obverse 5 Colones -  reverse

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1997-2001
Value 5 Colones
CRC = 0.0088 USD
Composition Brass
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21.6 mm
Thickness 1.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 227a, Schön# 88a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1999

Reverse

Value above coffee branches and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica"
Value in Braille

NOTE: size and space between letters varies in mintages

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

Edge

Segmented (4 milled, 4 smooth)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  15,000,000 0.28 0.21 KM227a (large letters, volcanoes without smoke)
1999  15,000,000 0.50 0.44 KM227a.1 (thin letters, volcanoes with smoke)
2001  35,000,000 0.55 0.48 KM227a.2 (thick letters, volcanoes with smoke)

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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