Costa Rica 1972 colon

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This coin is among ten types of one colon piece issued between the reform of the colon in 1920 and the suspension of the colon denomination in 1998. 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: 2,000,000.

Specification: 10 g, copper-nickel, 29 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 186.3.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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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