Costa Rica 1919-GCR 10 centimos
This specimen was part of lot 27082 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Republic Lot of Twenty 10 Centimos Coins, Most are early 20th century examples. Many are mint state. Some scarce issues here. Sold as is, no return lot. The Cecil Webster Collection of Costa Rica." This type was struck in Philadelphia 1917-19 and replaced the previous silver issue (KM 148). The colon was introduced in 1897 and reformed (devalued) in 1917 and 1920.
Recorded mintage: 250,000.
Specification: 2 g, brass, 18 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 149.2.
- 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.
- 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.