Current and withdrawn Costa Rican Colon banknotes and coins are a recent addition to list of currencies exchangeable over on our website. At Leftover Currency we exchange over 153 different currencies and our ultimate aim is to encompass both past and present currencies from nations across the globe.
The official currency of Costa Rica
The Republic of Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, home to 500,000 species of wildlife. The nations landscape is filled with over 200 volcanic formations that make up part of the Pacific Ring Fire Circle.
The national currency of Costa Rica is the Costa Rican Colon, issued by the Central Bank of Costa Rica, and has the ISO code ‘CRC’. Current banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 Costa Rican Colones. Costa Rican Colones coins come in seven denominations, consisting of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 Colones.
Current Costa Rican Colones banknotes
in 2010, Costa Rica began its transition from paper to polymer. In 2018, The Central Bank of Costa Rica issued this polymer note series as a measure against counterfeiting. These high contrast and colourful banknotes speak to the history and culture of Costa Rica.
These CRC banknotes follow a similar design theme to previous iterations, celebrating the nations important historical figures.
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1000 Costa Rican Colones Polymer Note: This polymer 1000 Costa Rican Colones banknote features Braulio Carrillo Colina on the obverse side. The reverse side of this 1000 CRC note depicts a Costa Rican Pitahaya cactus flower and a white-tailed deer.
2000 Costa Rican Colones Polymer Note: A portrait of Mauro Fernández Acuña is featured on the obverse of this 2000 Colones Costa Rica bill. The reverse of this 2000 CRC polymer note features a bull shark, a sea star and sea pens.
5000 Costa Rican Colones Polymer Note: Alfredo González Flores is featured on the obverse of this Cinco Mil Colones banknote. The back of this polymer CRC bill depicts a Panamanian white-faced capuchin.
10000 Costa Rican Colones Polymer Note: The obverse of this 10000 Costa Rican Colones banknote depicts Jose Figueres Ferrer. The reverse of this 10000 CRC polymer note features a three-toed sloth.
20000 Costa Rican Colones Polymer Note: The first prominent female Costa Rican writer, Maria Isabel Carvajal, is featured on the obverse of this 20000 CRC bill. The reverse of this 20000 CRC polymer banknote features a Chispita hummingbird.
Are my old Costa Rican Colones banknote still exchangeable?
These paper Costa Rican Colones banknotes are no longer a valid means of payment in Costa Rica since their withdrawal in 2022. The Central Bank of Costa Rica started issuing polymer banknotes in 2010 to replace the old style paper notes. The old Costa Rican Colones series depict the nation’s rich wildlife and marine life.
At Leftover Currency we continue to exchange withdrawn Costa Rican Colones banknotes for an exchange rate that covers their collectible value.
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Costa Rican Colones coins
Costa Rican Colones coins are issued by The Central Bank of Costa Rica. These pieces all feature the Costa Rican Coat of Arms on the obverse, while the reverse sides are adorned with coffee branches.
in 2021 the Central Bank of Costa Rica issued a new 500 bimetallic CRC coin. The new coin celebrates Costa Rica’s bicentennial.
President Carlos Alvarado stated “Five million coins will be issued to remind each person of our history, struggles, achievements and aspirations.”
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