Costa Rica 1910 5 centimos

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from the Mountain Groan collection
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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This type, struck 1905 and 1910-14, is the only five centimos issued between the introduction of the colon in 1897 and its first reform in 1917. It is common.

Recorded mintage: 400,000.

Specification: 1 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.029 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 145.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.

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