The Central Bank of Costa Rica put into circulation new 1,000 and 2,000 Colones banknotes starting on June 20, 2011.
Front: Braulio Carrillo Colina; coat of arms.
Back: Dry forest landscape in Guanacaste; pitahaya cactus flowers; tree; white-tailed deer; scorpions
Front: Books; Mauro Fernández Acuña; Colegio Superior de Señoritas building in San Jose; map.
Back: Fish; coral reef; star fish; bull shark; turtles