Costa Rica 5, 10, 25, 50 Centimos, and 1, 2 Colones  1920 to 1993
Costa Rica 5, 10, 25, 50 Centimos, and 1, 2 Colones 1920 to 1993

Costa Rica changed its money system in 1920. The preponderance of coins minted since then all have the same pattern of an ornate crest with mountains and sailing ships. The individual denominations, 5, 10, 25, and 50 centimos and 1 and 2 colones (there are 100 centimos in a colon) appear on the reverse side of the coin.

Just about all these coins carry very low collector value. They are minted in various metals, including brass, bronze, aluminum, copper-nickel, and stainless steel.

The list below shows the coins that are worth more than $3 US dollars. All other coins from 1920 to 1993 are worth less than $3.

1920, 1921, and 1922 5 centimos: $10 in well preserved condition
1920, 1921, and 1922 10 centimos: $8 in well preserved condition
1924 25 centimos: $8 in well preserved condition
1935, 1937 50 centimos: $4 in well preserved condition
1935, 1937 1 colon: $4 in well preserved condition
1948, 1954 2 colones: $4 in well preserved condition

Coin: 4976 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Dan, Wed, 21-Jul-2010 00:31:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 02-Dec-2013 14:17:15 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 25-Nov-2015 15:16:29 GMT
Requester description: Front:Republica de Costa Rica Back: America Central B.C.C.R Front: Crest with mountains and a boat on it Back: The face value. Multiple coins from 5 Centimos to 2 Colones.
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I have a 25 CENTIMOS coin and it's aluminum. It was made in 1982. How much would it be worth?
- Juan
Please read this page. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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