Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Costa Rica to Issue New Series of Banknotes

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.

Maria Isabel Carvajal (January 1888 - May 13, 1949) was a Costa Rican writer and teacher. She was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. Carvajal wrote using the name Carmen Lyra.

Braulio Evaristo Carrillo Colina (March 20, 1800 – May 15, 1845) was the Head of State of Costa Rica (the title as it was known before the reform of 1848) during two periods: the first between 1835 to 1837, and the de facto between 1838 and 1842.

Mauro Fernández Acuña (December 19, 1843 – July 16, 1905) was a Costa Rican politician and lawyer.

Alfredo González Flores (July 15, 1877 - December 28, 1962) served as President of Costa Rica from 1914 to 1917.

José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer (September 25, 1906 – June 8, 1990), served as President of Costa Rica on three occasions: 1948–1949, 1953–1958, and 1970–1974.

Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno (February 6, 1859 - January 4, 1945) served as president of Costa Rica on three separate occasions: 1910 to 1914, 1924 to 1928, and 1932 to 1936.


Trevor J. Murphy said...

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Anonymous said...

Looks a bit like Canadian notes.

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