Commemorative banknotes of Costa Rica

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Commemorative banknotes of Costa Rica of the Costa Rican colón have been issued by the Central Bank of Costa Rica since its creation in 1950. The following is a list of the different issues printed on all the currently circulating notes along with a short description.

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150 Years of Independence[edit]

In 1971, to celebrate the 150 years of the independence of Costa Rica, the Central Bank issued a limited number of banknotes printed by Thomas de la Rue, London, with an overprint seal which reads “150 AÑOS DE INDEPENDENCIA 1821–1971”.

Denomination Serie Issue date Serial number Agreement Signature - Presidente de la Junta Directiva Signature - Gerente del Banco Ref
5 Colones D 24 May 1971 6500001 – 7500000 #16 Hernán Garrón Salazar Claudio A. Volio Guardia [1][2]
10 Colones C 24 May 1971 4500001 – 5000000 #16 Hernán Garrón Salazar Claudio A. Volio Guardia [1][2]
50 Colones B 24 May 1971 2450001 – 3000000 #16 Hernán Garrón Salazar Claudio A. Volio Guardia [1][3]
100 Colones D 24 May 1971 1100001 – 1700000 #16 Hernán Garrón Salazar Claudio A. Volio Guardia [1][4]
500 Colones A 24 May 1971 140001 – 170000 #16 Hernán Garrón Salazar Claudio A. Volio Guardia [1][4]
1000 Colones A 24 May 1971 210001 – 270000 #16 Hernán Garrón Salazar Claudio A. Volio Guardia [1][4]

XXV Anniversary of the Central Bank[edit]

In 1975, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Central Bank issued a 5 Colones D series note, printed by Thomas de la Rue, London, with an overprint seal which reads “XXV ANIVERSARIO BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA 1950–1975”.

Denomination Serie Issue date Serial number Agreement Signature - Presidente de la Junta Directiva Signature - Gerente del Banco Ref
5 Colones D 20 March 1975 6500001 – 7500000 #5 Bernal Jiménez Monge Alvaro Vargas Echeverría [1][5]

Centenario Banco Central de Costa Rica[edit]

In 1978, on the occasion of the centennial of Banco de Costa Rica, the Central Bank put on circulation a limited number of banknotes printed by Thomas de La Rue, London, with a commemorative inscription on the reverse which reads “1877–CENTENARIO BANCO DE COSTA RICA–1977”, eliminated in the next series. This note continued to be issued by the Central Bank until 1986.

Denomination Serie Issue date Serial number Agreement Signature - Presidente Ejecutivo Signature - Gerente del Banco Ref
50 Colones D 30 October 1978 #9 Porfirio Morera Batres [6][7]
50 Colones D 30 April 1979 #7 Porfirio Morera Batres [6][7]
50 Colones D 18 March 1980 #14 Porfirio Morera Batres [6][7]
50 Colones D 2 April 1981 #21 Porfirio Morera Batres [6][7]
50 Colones D 18 May 1982 #1 Porfirio Morera Batres [6][7]
50 Colones D 28 August 1984 #4 Rolando Ramírez Paniagua [6][7]
50 Colones D 22 November 1984 #2 Rolando Ramírez Paniagua [6][7]
50 Colones D 20 March 1985 #4 Rodrigo Bolaños Zamora Rolando Ramírez Paniagua [6][7]
50 Colones D 2 April 1986 #3 Eduardo Lizano Faith Rodrigo Bolaños Zamora [6][7]

L Anniversary of the Central Bank[edit]

In 2000, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Central Bank issued a limited number of banknotes printed by Thomas de la Rue, London, with an overprint seal which reads “50 BCCR ANIVERSARIO”.

Denomination Serie Issue date Serial number Agreement Signature - Presidente Ejecutivo Signature - Gerente del Banco Ref
500 Colones D* 6 July 1994 02001001 – 02011000 #19 Carlos Manuel Castillo Carlos Muñoz [1][8]
1000 Colones D* 23 September 1998 023955001 – 023965000 #15 Eduardo Lizano Faith José Rafael Brenes [1][8]
2000 Colones A* 30 July 1997 04825001 – 04835000 #13 Rodrigo Bolaños Carlos Muñoz [1][8]
5000 Colones C* 24 February 1999 031001 – 041000 #13 Eduardo Lizano Faith José Rafael Brenes [1][8]
10000 Colones A* 30 July 1997 4830001 – 4840000 #13 Rodrigo Bolaños Carlos Muñoz [1][8]

Note: Every banknote of this serie (*) kept the agreement number and the signatures of the original issues. The only change was the commemorative seal.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Cuhaj, George S. (2012). 2013 Standard Catalog of World Paper Money - Modern Issues: 1961-Present. Krause Publications. pp. 275–279. ISBN 1440229562. 
  2. ^ a b Salazar, Marcial León. "Colección de Billetes y Monedas de Costa Rica". Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-2011. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Bank Note Museum. "P-243 Costa Rica". Bank Note Museum. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c ATS Notes. "Costa Rica paper money catalog and Costa Rican currency history". ATS Notes. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Jardín Botánico Lankester (2005). Lankesteriana la revista científica del Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica. Universidad de Costa Rica. p. 145.  ISSN 1409-3871
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bank Note Museum. "P-251 Costa Rica". Bank Note Museum. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i BuenasTareas. "Billetes De Costa Rica". BuenasTareas. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Colnect. "Bankovka 500 Colones". Colnect. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

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