Costa Rican Gold Coins
Costa Rica has had four major coinage schemes. From the formation of the republic, there were coins using the Real and Escudo system. One (1) Onza = 8 Escudos = 16 Pesos. One Peso = 8 Reales, therefore One Onza = 64 Reales.
A decimal coinage was introduced in 1864 with 100 Centavos equalling 1 Peso.
In 1897, there was a coinage reform, with 100 Centimos equalling 1 Colon (plural Colones). To anglophones, this denomination will sound like a strange name for a currency denomination!
In 1920, there was a further currency reform, but using the same denominations.
Cost Rica has only produced limited quantities of gold coins, and these remain somewhat scarce, certainly compared with the plentiful gold issues of other countries, such as the British Sovereign.
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
Portrait of Christopher Columbus facing right, with the legend (inscription):
The edge is milled (grained):-
Key to Table
10 (Diez) Colones||20.5||7.7800||.900||.2251
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces.
Prices & Availability
Please telephone for current prices and availability.
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
Date||Denomination||Grade||Mintage||Availability||Price £||Price $
1897||10 (Diez) Colones||V.F.||60,000||Yes
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping by Fedex $40 per order
Costa Rican Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Costa Rica, please look at our original Chard Coins website.
Obverse of 1897 Costa Rican 10 Colones
Costa Rica Index
Reverse of 1897 Costa Rican 10 Colones
World Gold Coins