Costa Rica 1972 5 centimos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This five centimos was from a denomination struck irregularly 1951-79. This subtype was struck 1972-76 in Guatemala and is common.

Recorded mintage: 12,550,000.

Specification: 1.02 g, copper-nickel, 15 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 184.3.


  • 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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