Costa Rica 1970 200 colones

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20797
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 20797 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold Proof Set 1970, KM195-199, the 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Colones struck for various commemorative occasions, deep cameo Proofs with very slight handling. A massive set and seldom offered in the market. AGW 7.9775 oz." This coin honored Costa Rican hero Juan Santamaria. The other gold coins in the series honored human rights (KM 195), indigenous art (KM 196), educator Jesus Jimenez (KM 198) and the 150th anniversary of independence (KM 199), along with a series of lower denominations struck in silver.

Recorded mintage: 3,507 proofs.

Specification: 29.8 g, .900 fine gold, .862 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 197.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • 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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