Costa Rica 1887-GW 25 centavos
This type was struck for Costa Rica 1886-87 along with a five, ten and fifty centavos. The type is scarce in nice condition. Costa Rica officially switched from the peso to the colon in 1897, which currency was reformed again in 1917 and 1920. This specimen was part of lot 27076 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Republic Lot of Nineteen 25 and 50 Centavos Coins, All are 19th century issues. Some are mint state, many are scarce. Careful examination is a must. Sold as is, no return lot. The Cecil Webster Collection of Costa Rica."
Recorded mintage: 200,000.
Specification: 6.25 g, .750 fine silver, .150 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 127.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.