Costa Rica 1923/1890 1 colon

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

During the financially difficult years of 1914-1925, silver coins in Costa Rica were revalued for double the original denomination. The example shown is a 1890 50 centavos, revalued in 1923 for 1 colon.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 12.50g, 0.90 silver.

Catalog reference: KM 163.


  • 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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