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Green Turtles on Reverse of 1974 Costa Rican 50 Colones
Reverse of 1974 Costa Rican 100 Colones
Green Turtles on Reverse of 1974 Costa Rican 50 Colones
Reverse of 1974 Costa Rican 100 Colones
Obverse of Coutnermarked British Sixpence
Obverse of Countermarked British Sixpence
Obverse of 1974 Costa Rican 100 Colones
Reverse of Countermarked British Sixpence
Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a Hispanic Central American Republic. It is also one of the few countries in the world to have completely abolished its military. Its capital is San JosÚ. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technological and tourist industries. The standard of living is relatively high, and land ownership is widespread.

Costa Rican Coins
Costa Rica's currency is that of the colon, and the plural is colones. The sub unit is the cÚntimo.
The United States dollar is also accepted unoffically in many places across Costa Rica.

Further Information
For more information on Costa Rican history and coinage please see our history page.

Coin Specifications
100 Colones4235.0000.925 Silver1.0409
50 Colones38.6128.2800.925 Silver.8410

Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Weight in grams
Alloy = Fineness of precious metal (.925 = 92.5%)
AMW = Metal Content = Actual precious metal content in troy ounces

Prices & Availability
All prices on our websites are subject to fluctuation and availability. Please check before ordering.
DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1974100 ColonesConservation (WWF + IUCNNR)* Silver Proof Manateeabout FDC11,000Yes£25$50
197450 ColonesConservation (WWF + IUCNNR)* Silver Proof Green Turtlesabout FDC11,000Yes£20$40
Mintage = Quantity issued, where known, otherwise issue limit.
* For gold coins, please see the Costa Rican Gold Coins page of our Tax Free Gold website.
* WWF + IUCNNR = World Wildlife Fund, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
For further details, please see our Postage & Packing page.

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Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Costa Rican coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

If you want to find the value of a coin you own, please take a look at our page I've Found An Old Coin, What's It Worth?

If you have an enquiry about any of our Costa Rican coins, we'd be happy to answer you, but please note it may be quicker to telephone us. Please see the Contact Us page of our website. the Lowest Possible Price

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