COSTA RICA

(colon = 100 centimos)

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Text Box: 	The colón (named after Christopher Columbus, known as Cristóbal Colón in Spanish) is the currency of Costa Rica. It was also the name of El Salvador's currency until it was replaced by the US dollar.
	The colón is sometimes referred to as the peso, which was the name of the Costa Rican currency before the colón. Even though "peso" was the official name of the currency until 1896, nowadays calling the currency "peso" is considered slang.
Only New series notes incl. 50 000, 20 000 CRC  released in 2010 are in circulation
Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: declaration if more than equivalent of 10 000 USD
 Out: up to amount imported and declared
	Local currency:
  In: free
 Out: forbidden

NOTES in circulation (2010+)

Text Box: To see the older notes and coins click the link below:

COINS in circulation (1995+)

CRC 10 000 (2000/1997), 50 years bank

CRC 10 000 (1997+)(146*67mm)

CRC 5 000 (2000/1999), 50 years bank

CRC 5 000 (1999+,series C+)(146*67mm)

CRC 2 000 (2000/1997), 50 years bank

CRC 2 000 (1997)(146*67mm)

CRC 1 000 (1997+,series D+)(146*67mm)

CRC 1 000 (2000/1998), 50 years bank

Out of circulation from 1.10.2010

Oval: to the rates

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy / sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes 

CRC 50 000, 20 000, 10 000, 5 000, 2 000, 1000 (2010+)

xx / xx %

in circulation

CRC 10 000; 5 000 (1999+,series C+); 2 000; 1 000 (1997+,series D+)

xx / xx % 

redeemable

CRC 5 000 (1991-98, series A,B), 1 000 (1971+,series A,B,C)

xx / xx % 

redeemable ??

 

older and smaller notes since the establishment of ‘Banco Central de Costa Rica’ in 1950

 

 

 

 

Coins

colones 500, 100, 50, 25 (1995+)

xx / xx %

in circulation

 

smaller (10, 5, 1) and older coins in colones and centimos (1950+) should be redeemable

xx / xx %

redeemable?

Area

(sq km)

Population (2005)

Language/Ethnicity

Ethnicity / Religion

Life duration

GDP per capita

(world position)

51 100

4 075 261

Spanish (official)

Roman Catholic 76.3 %

male 74.26

 

San Jose 337 200

English

Evangelical 13.7 %

female 79.55

2005 : 10 000 (85)

Santiago  Cuba 554 400

 

 

 

 

CRC 50 000 (2010+)160*67mm

CRC 20 000 (2010+)(153*67mm)

CRC 10 000 (2010+)146*67mm

CRC 5 000 (2000+)(139*67mm)

CRC 2 000 (2010+)(132*67mm)

CRC 1000 (2010+)(125*67mm)

500 colones  (2000)(50 year bank)

500 colones (2003+)

100 colones (1997+)

50 colones (1997+)

25 colones (1995+)