Costa Rica 1972 10 centimos

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This coin is among ten types of ten centimos piece issued between the reform of the colon in 1920 and the suspension of the denomination in 1982. None are rare and this product of the Guatemala mint is very common. "B.C.C.R." stands for "Banco Central de Costa Rica."

Recorded mintage: 20,000,000.

Specification: 2 g, copper-nickel, 18 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 185.3.


  • 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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