Costa Rica 1954 colon

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Heritage sale 3022, part of lot 27084
Costa Rica 1954 colon rev Heritage 3022-27084.jpg

This specimen was part of lot 27084 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $1,410. The catalog description[2] noted, "Republic Mixed Lot of Seventeen 20th Century Coins, Denominations range from 25 Centimos to 2 Colones. Many are UNC, a few are quite scarce. Sold as is, no return lot. The Cecil Webster Collection of Costa Rica." This copper-nickel type from the Philadelphia mint was accompanied by a similar two colones (KM 187.1). It is common in all grades. The colon was introduced in 1897 and reformed (devalued) in 1917 and 1920.

Recorded mintage: 987,000.

Specification: 8.66 g, stainless steel, 29 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 186.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [2]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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