Costa Rica 1997 5 colones

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This specimen exemplifies the dreadful state of modern coin design. The drab, low relief design, accentuated by the dull material, failed to inspire any but the most devoted collectors of Central American coins. This type was struck 1995-1999.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: Stainless steel.

Catalog reference: KM 227.

Source:

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

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