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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)
Currency Colón (1896-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 10.0 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 186,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 45
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965  1,000,000 13% KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g
1968  2,000,000 0.61 18% KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g
1970  2,000,000 1.39 16% KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g
1972  2,000,000 1.10 1.79 15% KM#186.3, large ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g
1974  2,000,000 1.30 14% KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g
1975  1,028,000 1.02 16% KM#186.3, large ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g
1976  12,000,000 0.54 0.97 34% KM#186.4, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g
1976  5,000 2% KM#186.4, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g; Proof
1977  22,000,000 0.34 0.36 0.36 30% KM#186.4, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 9.74g
1978  10,000,000 0.99 25% KM#186.2, small ships, 7 stars in shield, 10.22g

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