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Costa Rican Colon Currency:

The Costa Rican colon is the official currency of Costa Rica. The currency is represented by the expression CRC and its symbol is ₡. Costa Rica is a country in Central America surrounded by Nicaragua, Panama, Pacific Ocean, Caribbean sea and Ecuador.

Costa Rican peso was its currency till 1896 when it was replaced by Costa Rican Colon. Under the system of decimalization, the Costa Rican colon is further subdivided into hundred equal parts called centimos. Although coins designated as centavos, rather than centimos, were minted in 1917 but not issued for circulation in public. Subsequently, in various contexts, coins were issued as centimos and they were discontinued and withdrawn from circulation. The coins which are used currently are designated in colones. They are of the denominations 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 colones.

The banknotes in active circulation are in the denominations of 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000 and 50000 colones. The apex body for issuance, regulation or withdrawal of the currency is the Central Bank of Costa Rica (Banco Central de Costa Rica) located in the capital city of San Jose.

Costarican Colon

Costa Rican Colon (Costa Rica):

Code: CRC





1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 colones


5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 colones

Central bank:

Central Bank of Costa Rica