Currency of Costa Rica

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

The first specimen was lot 449 in Ponterio sale 145 (Chicago, April 2009), where it sold for $126.50. The catalog description noted, "COSTA RICA. 20 Pesos, 1899. P-S165r. The much desired ship vignette note from El Banco de Costa Rica. UNCIRCULATED." Printed by ABNCo.

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

The second specimen was lot 452 in Ponterio sale 145 (Chicago, April 2009), where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description noted, "COSTA RICA. Banco de Costa Rica. 5 Colones, 1.1.1901. P-S173a. A nice design that is listed as rare in issued form bearing the date of 1901. The colors a great for the grade. A small tear at the top center is noted, FINE." Printed by ABNCo.

photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This note was lot 6439 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $1092.50. The catalog description noted, "COSTA RICA. 2 Colones, 22.12.1932. P-167. This lovely piece is one high on many collectors want lists even if Costa Rica is not a desired country by them. The fantastic design is shown well with this example with even circulation and nice color throughout. VERY FINE."

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

The fourth specimen was lot 445 in Ponterio sale 145 (Chicago, April 2009), where it sold for $488.75. The catalog description noted, "COSTA RICA. 2 Colones, 19.12.1934. P-167. Lightly flattened, small amount of blue ink at right margin, FINE-VERY FINE." Printed by Waterlow & Sons, London.

Source:

  • Ponterio, Richard, Kent Ponterio, Stewart Westdal and Ken Spindler, Ponterio sale 145: the N.Y.I.N.C. '08 sale featuring the Leslie Hannula Collection, San Diego, CA: Ponterio & Associates, 2007.

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