Costa Rica 1929-GCR 10 centimos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Heritage sale 3022, part of lot 27082
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The second specimen was part of lot 27082 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $940. The catalog description[1] 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 bronze type was struck in Philadelphia in 1929 only. It is the first ten centimos since 1922 and the last until 1936. The colon was introduced in 1897 and reformed (devalued) in 1917 and 1920.

Recorded mintage: 500,000.

Specification: 2 g, bronze, 18 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 170.


  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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