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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
C > COSTA RICA (Costa Rican paper money)
Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge P203b   F 2 colones 07/12/1949 EF/AU £ 85.00
2 Costa Rican Colones banknote extremely fine / about uncirculated (07/12/1949)Printer: ABNC. Portrait Joaquin B Calvo at right. Yellow toning/ageing discolouration visible, but no folds or creases. F series. Signatures: Mario Saborio & ?. Trees & fountain in Main Square of San Jose- Pila de la Plaza.

P203b F 2 colones 07/12/1949 EF/AU £ 85.00

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge

Printer: ABNC. Portrait Joaquin B Calvo at right. Yellow toning/ageing discolouration visible, but no folds or creases. F series. Signatures: Mario Saborio & ?. Trees & fountain in Main Square of San Jose- Pila de la Plaza.

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge P215a TBB B501a G 5 colones 20/07/1950 VF £ 120.00
5 Costa Rican Colones banknote very fine (20/07/1950) Braulio Carrilo Colina at right. Printer: ABNC. Man on horseback crossing a bridge on back. No security thread or watermark. Signatures: Juan Dent Alvarado & Angel Coronos Guardia. Rare.

P215a TBB B501a G 5 colones 20/07/1950 VF £ 120.00

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge

Braulio Carrilo Colina at right. Printer: ABNC. Man on horseback crossing a bridge on back. No security thread or watermark. Signatures: Juan Dent Alvarado & Angel Coronos Guardia. Rare.

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge P235 TBB B521a F 2 colones 05/12/1967 UNC £ 65.00
2 Costa Rican Colones banknote uncirculated (05/12/1967)Banco Central de Costa Rica Provisional overprint. Printer ABNC. No security thread or watermark. Portrait Joaquin B Calvo. Trees & fountain in Main Square of San Jose- Pila de la Plaza. Signatures:Rodolfo L. Iraeta & Omar D. Obregon.

P235 TBB B521a F 2 colones 05/12/1967 UNC £ 65.00

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge

Banco Central de Costa Rica Provisional overprint. Printer ABNC. No security thread or watermark. Portrait Joaquin B Calvo. Trees & fountain in Main Square of San Jose- Pila de la Plaza. Signatures:Rodolfo L. Iraeta & Omar D. Obregon.

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge P236b TBB B522f D 5 colones 08/05/1972 Au-unc £ 6.00
5 Costa Rican Colones banknote about uncirculated, counting crease (08/05/1972)Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Signatures: Oscar A. Sanchez & Alvero V. Echeverria. Counting creases marks at left margin.

P236b TBB B522f D 5 colones 08/05/1972 Au-unc £ 6.00

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge

Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Signatures: Oscar A. Sanchez & Alvero V. Echeverria. Counting creases marks at left margin.

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge P236b TBB B522d D 5 colones 30/06/1970 EF+ £ 4.85
5 Costa Rican Colones banknote extremely fine + (30/06/1970)Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Light foxing spot visible, no folds. Signatures: Juan R. Arias Trejos. & Omar D. Obregon.

P236b TBB B522d D 5 colones 30/06/1970 EF+ £ 4.85

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge

Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Light foxing spot visible, no folds. Signatures: Juan R. Arias Trejos. & Omar D. Obregon.

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge P236d TBB B522o D 5 colones 30/01/1978 UNC £ 5.75
5 Costa Rican Colones banknote uncirculated (30/01/1978)Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Signatures: Juan J.A. Escalante & Rigoberto N. Melendez.

P236d TBB B522o D 5 colones 30/01/1978 UNC £ 5.75

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge

Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Signatures: Juan J.A. Escalante & Rigoberto N. Melendez.

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge P236d TBB B522aa D 5 colones 07/04/1983 UNC £ 4.50
5 Costa Rican Colones banknote uncirculated (07/04/1983)Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Signatures: Carlos M.C. Morales & Olivier C. Perez.

P236d TBB B522aa D 5 colones 07/04/1983 UNC £ 4.50

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge

Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Signatures: Carlos M.C. Morales & Olivier C. Perez.

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge P236e TBB B522ff D 5 colones 24/01/1990 UNC £ 4.50
5 Costa Rican Colones banknote uncirculated (24/01/1990)Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Signatures:Eduardo L. Faith & Felix D. Quesada.

P236e  TBB B522ff D 5 colones 24/01/1990 UNC £ 4.50

Costa Rican bank note - click to enlarge

Printer: TDLR, Ltd. Flowers at right. Rafael Yglesias Castro at left.Orchid flowers. Coffee, bananas, ships at port. Signatures:Eduardo L. Faith & Felix D. Quesada.

International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Life Membership No. 164
Latin American Banknote Society (LANSA) Membership No. 1464