Gold Investment Index Page

Main Page
Countries Index
Krugerrand Information
Krugerrands For Sale
Sovereign Information Sovereigns For Sale
Year 2000 Sovereigns
Gold Bars
Bars Information
Bars For Sale
Half Sovereigns
Half Sovereign Information
Half Sovereigns For Sale
Year 2000 Half Sovereigns
We Buy Gold Coins
About Us
About Us
Our Selling Terms
Order Form UK
Order Form USA

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.


Portrait of Christopher Columbus facing right, with the legend (inscription):

The edge is milled (grained):-

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
10 (Diez) Colones20.57.7800.900.2251
Key to Table
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The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
189710 (Diez) ColonesV.F.60,000Yes £210$

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 1974 Costa Rican 1500 Colones
Obverse of 1897 Costa Rican 10 Colones

Countries Index
Costa Rica Index

Reverse of 1974 Costa Rican 1500 Colones
Reverse of 1897 Costa Rican 10 Colones

World Gold Coins


"Tax Free Gold" website is owned and operated by Chard (1964) Limited
32 - 36 Harrowside, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1RJ, England. Telephone (44) - (0) 1253 - 343081; Fax 408058;
E-mail: Contact Us  The URL for our main page is:

EV SSL Certificate