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1 Colón

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Features

Country Costa Rica
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1978
Value 1 Colón (1.00 CRC)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 10.0 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 186, Schön# 45
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. Stars represent the Costa Rica 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.
In 1964, the number of stars went from 5 to 7 as Puntarenas and Limon reached the province status

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
1954

Reverse

Value within a laurel wreath and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica"

Lettering:
AMERICA CENTRAL
1 COLON
B.C.C.R.

Edge

Smooth with inscription

Lettering: BCCR

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1965  1,000,000 KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g
1968  2,000,000 KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g
1970  2,000,000 0.79 KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g
1972  2,000,000 KM#186.3, large ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g
1974  2,000,000 KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g
1975  1,028,000 KM#186.3, large ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g
1976  12,000,000 0.80 KM#186.4, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g
1976  5,000 KM#186.4, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g; Proof
1977  22,000,000 0.72 0.30 KM#186.4, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g
1978  10,000,000 KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g

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