Commemorative banknotes of Costa Rica

Commemorative banknotes in Costa Rica have been issued by the Central Bank of Costa Rica since its creation on 1950. The following is a list of the different issues along with a description.

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150 Years of Independence

In 1971, to commemorate the 150 years of the independence of Costa Rica, the Central Bank issued a limited number of all the currently circulating banknotes, which had a seal that read “ 150 años de independencia 1821–1971 ”.

a) 5 colones series D

Issue date: 24-may-71 // Serial Number: 6500001 – 7500000 // Agreement # 16 // Signatures: Hernán Garrón Salazar (presidente de la junta directiva) – Claudio A. Volio Guardia (gerente del banco)

b) 10 colones series C

Issue date: 24-may-71 // Serial Number: 4500001 – 5000000 // Agreement # 16 // Hernán Garrón Salazar (presidente de la junta directiva) – Claudio A. Volio Guardia (gerente del banco)

c) 50 colones series B

Issue date: 24-may-71 // Serial Number: 2450001 – 3000000 // Agreement # 16 // Hernán Garrón Salazar (presidente de la junta directiva) – Claudio A. Volio Guardia (gerente del banco)

d) 100 colones series D

Issue date: 24-may-71 // Serial Number: 1100001 – 1700000 // Agreement # 16 // Hernán Garrón Salazar (presidente de la junta directiva) – Claudio A. Volio Guardia (gerente del banco)

e) 500 colones series A

Issue date: 24-may-71 // Serial Number: 140001 – 170000 // Agreement # 16 // Hernán Garrón Salazar (presidente de la junta directiva) – Claudio A. Volio Guardia (gerente del banco)

f) 1000 colones series A

Issue date: 24-may-71 // Serial Number: 210001 – 270000 // Agreement # 16 // Hernán Garrón Salazar (presidente de la junta directiva) – Claudio A. Volio Guardia (gerente del banco)

XXV Anniversary of the Central Bank

In 1975, to commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Central Bank issued a 5 colones series D note with a seal which read “XXV ANIVERSARIO BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA 1950–1975”.

a) 5 colones series D

Issue date: 20-mar-75 // Serial Number: 6500001 – 7500000 // Agreement # 50 // Bernal Jiménez Monge (presidente de la junta directiva) – Alvaro Vargas Echeverría (gerente del banco)

L Anniversary of the Central Bank

In 2000 , to commemorate its 50th anniversary, the Central Bank issued a limited number of all the currently circulating banknotes, which had a seal that read “ 50 BCCR ANIVERSARIO ”.

a) 500 colones series D *

Issue date (printed): 06-jul-94 // Serial Number: 02001001 – 02011000 // Agreement # 19 // Carlos Manuel Castillo (presidente ejecutivo) – Carlos Muñoz (gerente)

b) 1000 colones series D *

Issue date (printed): 23-set-98 // Serial Number: 023955001 – 023965000 // Agreement # 15 // Eduardo Lizano Faith (presidente ejecutivo) – José Rafael Brenes (gerente)

c) 2000 colones series A *

Issue date (printed): 30-jul-97 // Serial Number: 04825001 – 04835000 // Agreement # 13 // Rodrigo Bolaños (presidente ejecutivo) – Carlos Muñoz (gerente)

d) 5000 colones series C *

Issue date (printed): 24-feb-99 // Serial Number: 031001 – 041000 // Agreement # 13 // Eduardo Lizano Faith (presidente ejecutivo) – José Rafael Brenes (gerente)

e) 10000 colones series A *

Issue date (printed): 30-jul-97 // Serial Number: 4830001 – 4840000 // Agreement # 13 // Rodrigo Bolaños (presidente ejecutivo) – Carlos Muñoz (gerente)

  • Every Banknote of this issue kept the agreement number and the signatures of the original issues. The only change was the commemorative seal.

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