Commemorative coins of Costa Rica

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Commemorative coins of Costa Rica have been designed by the Central Bank of Costa Rica to celebrate special events. The following is a complete list of all commemorative coins issued by the BCCR.

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1970 emissions[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
2 Colones 20th Anniversary of the Central Bank .999 gold 4.31g 5167 proof [1]
5 Colones 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Cartago city .999 gold 10.78g 5257 proof [2][1]
10 Colones Attempt of Unification of Middle America .999 gold 21.56g 5157 proof [1]
20 Colones Venus de Milo (Universal Art) .999 gold 43.12g 7500 proof [2]
25 Colones 25 years of social legislation .999 gold 53.9g 6800 proof
50 Colones Human Rights .900 gold and .100 copper 7.45g 3507 proof
100 Colones Native American Gold Art .900 gold and .100 copper 14.9g 3507 proof
200 Colones Juan Santamaria, National Hero of 1856 .900 gold and .100 copper 29.8g 3507 proof [3]
500 Colones 100th Anniversary of Public Education .900 gold and .100 copper 74.52g 3507 proof
1000 Colones Independence of Central America, 1821- September 15, 1971 .900 gold and .100 copper. 149.04g 3507 proof

1974 emissions[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
50 Colones Conservation of Nature and the Natural Resources .500 silver, .400 copper, .050 nickel, 0.50 zinc 25.31g 11250 proof and 6650 not proof [1]
100 Colones Conservation of Nature and the Natural Resources .500 silver, .400 copper, .050 nickel, 0.50 zinc 31.65g 10840 proof and 6650 not proof [1]
1500 Colones Conservation of Nature and the Natural Resources .900 gold and .100 silver 33.44g 816 proof and 2,370 not proof [4]

1975 emissions[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
5 Colones 25th Anniversary of the Central Bank Nickel 12g 5000 proof and 1995111 not proof [5]
10 Colones 25th Anniversary of the Central Bank Nickel 16g 5000 proof and 245085 not proof
20 Colones 25th Anniversary of the Central Bank Nickel 20g 5000 proof and 495115 not proof

1979 emission[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
100 Colones International Year of the Child .525 silver and 0.475 copper 35g 5000 proof and 9500 not proof [1]

1981 emissions[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
300 Colones 125th Anniversary of the Death of Juan Santamaria .925 silver and .075 copper 11g 10000 proof
300 Colones 200th Anniversary of the establishment of Alajuela city .925 silver and 0.075 copper 11g 10000 proof
5000 colones 125th Anniversary of the Death of Juan Santamaria .900 gold, .100 copper 15g 2000 proof
5000 Colones 200th Anniversary of the establishment of Alajuela city .900 gold, .100 copper 15g 2000 proof

1982 emissions[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
250 colones Jaguar Conservation (Felix Onca) .925 silver 30.33g 1109 proof
1500 Colones Juan Vasquez de Coronado and Christopher columbus .500 gold 6.98g 724 proof

1983 emissions[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
250 Colones National Flower, Guaria Morada (Catleya Skinnery) .925 silver 30.33g 393 proof
1500 Colones Native American Figure .500 gold 6.98g 272 proof

1987 emissions[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
100 Colones Oscar Arias Sanchez, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nickel 22.68g 25040 proof
1000 Colones Oscar Arias Sanchez, Nobel Peace Prize Winner .925 silver and .075 copper 11g 9901 proof
25000 Colones Oscar Arias Sanchez, Nobel Peace Prize Winner .900 gold and .100 copper 15g 4900 proof

1994 emission[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
3000 Colones 150th Anniversary of the San Juan de Dios Hospital .925 silver and .075 copper 25.175g 10000 proof

1997 emission[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
5000 Colones 100th Anniversary of the Colón .925 silver and .075 copper 25.175g 10000 proof

2000 emissions[edit]

Denomination Theme Metal composition Weight Coins minted Ref
500 Colones 50th Anniversary of the Central Bank .920 copper, .060 aluminum, 0.20 nickel 9.8g --- [n 1]
5000 Colones 50th Anniversary of the Central Bank .925 silver and .075 copper 31.1g 7500 proof
100000 Colones 50th Anniversary of the Central Bank .900 gold and .100 copper 15.55g 2500 proof

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 500 Colones issued in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the BCCR, went out of circulation at the end of 2010, and starting on 2 January 2011, exchanged only by the BCCR. Perkins, Nate. "Central Bank Retires Commemorative 500 Colón Coin". Tico Times.net. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Professional Coin Grading Service. "Costa Rica coins". PCGS Set REgistry. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sieber, Arlyn G. (2010). Warman's World Coins Field Guide: Values & Identification. Krause Publications. p. 471. ISBN 1440205558. 
  3. ^ Green, Paul M. "Historic Battle Saves Costa Rican Freedom". Eldorado Costa Rica.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Friedberg, Ira S. (2009). Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present : an Illustrated Standard Catalog With Valuations. Coin & Currency Institute. p. 190. ISBN 0871843080. 
  5. ^ Cuhaj, George S. (2013). Collecting World Coins, 1901-Present. Krause Publications. p. 251. ISBN 1440236186. 

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