August 4, 2010
The Central Bank of Costa Rica will issue a new 20,000 Colon note on August 11, 2010. This is the first denomination in an entirely new series of banknotes that will replace the existing issues. Other denominations as shown below will be released on later dates.
The front of each note depicts a portrait of a famous Costa Rican, and the back features flora and fauna from the six ecosystems that exist in the country.
Different denominations in the new series will have different sizes to help blind or vision impaired people to distinguish them better.