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  World Paper Money Catalog and History



Costa Rica banknotes
Costa Rica paper money catalog and Costa Rican currency history



Pick # Date
Republic
101-7 1865-71 1, 2, 5, 5, 10, 10, 25, 50, 50 pesos
111 1877 1 peso
120-24 1884-88 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 pesos
131-35 1897 5, 10, 25, 50 colones
141-46 1902-14
1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2 colones
147-50A 1917-21
50 centimos, 1, 2, 50, 100 colones
151-52 1918-20 2, 2 colones
- -Banco Internation de Costa Rica
156-64 1918-35
25, 50 centimos, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones; seria A
165 1935
50 centimos; seria B
166-70B 1916-35
1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 20, 50, 100 colones; seria B
171-72 1918 5, 10 colones; overprint
173-78 1919-36
50 centimos, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones; seria C
179 1931 10 colones; overprint
180-82 1931-36 5, 10, 100 colones; seria D
183 1933 50 colones; seria E
- -Caja de Conversion
184-89 1924-29
2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones; ABNC
189A-B 1929 5, 10 colones; TDLR
- -Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
190-94 1937-43
1, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones; overprint type A
195 1937-38
2 colones; overprint type B
196-7 1939-40
2, 2 colones; overprint type C
198-200 1937-39 5, 10, 20 colones; overprint type D
201-2 1941-45
2, 20 colones; series E
203-8 1939-49
2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones; series F
209-12 1942-49 5, 10, 50, 100 colones; series G
- -Banco Central de Costa Rica
215-19 1950-55
5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones; overprint
220-26 1951-77
5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1.000 colones; series A
227 1958-62
5 colones; series B
228-34 1963-70
5, 10, 10, 20, 50, 100, 100 colones; series B and C
235 1967
2 colones; bank name overprint
236-40 1968-92
5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones
241-46 1971
5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1.000 colones; commemorative ovpt "150 anos de Independencia 1821-1971"
247 1975
5 colones; commemorative ovpt "XXV aniversario Banco Central"
248-50 1975-88
100, 500, 1.000 colones
251 1978-86
50 colones; commemorative Bank Costa Rica 1877-1977
252-56 1983-90
50, 100, 500, 1.000 colones
257-60 1990-95
50, 100, 1.000, 5.000 colones
261-67 1993-98
100, 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000 colones
267A-68 1999
1.000, 5.000 colones
269-73 2000
500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000 colones; commemorative ovpt "50 aniversario Banco Central"
274-79 2010-
1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000, 50.0000 colones"


COSTA RICAN PRIVAT BANKS
- Banco Anglo-Costarricense
s107-111 1864 1, 10, 25, 50, 100 Pesos
s121-6 1903-1917
1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones
- Banco Comercial de Costa Rica
s141-5 1906-1911 1, 10, 25, 50, 100 colones
s146-50 1913-1914 5, 20, 50, 100 colones
- Banco de Costa Rica
s151-2 1895 1, 2 pesos
s163-6 1891-1899
5, 10, 20, 100 pesos
s173-9 1901-1908
5, 10, 20, 50, 50, 100 colones
- Banco Herediano
s181-5 1885-6 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 pesos
- Banco Mercantil de Costa Rica
s151-2 1895 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones
- Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
s209-12 1858 1, 2, 10, 20 pesos
s214-7 1878 10, 25, 50, 100 pesos
- Banco de la Union
s219 1877 100 pesos
s221-7 188- 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 pesos
Remarks: all images reduced 50%

Banknotes are attributed to last Pick's catalogue:
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 2: General Issues 1368-1960
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 3: Modern Issues 1961-
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 1: Specialized Issues

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