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Costa Rica 5000 Colones 2018
Item Code: CR-282
Front: Alfredo González Flores (1877–1962), President of Costa Rican who served the country from 1914 to 1917. Façade of the Banco Internacional de Costa Rica building in San José (Est. 1914). Previously in its place stood Casa de la Moneda building, which was demolished in 1912. Reverse: Mangrove swamp (Manglar). Mono carablanca - White-faced capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus). Cangrejo marinera - Mangrove crab (Goniopsis pulchra). Mangle colorado - Red mangrove tree (Rhizophora mangle). Two stylized caimans with repeated text "PURA VIDA" written all over them. Shadow image: Portrait of Alfredo González Flores (seen as positive image on darker surfaces, but a negative on lighter surfaces). Security features: See-through feature with Spark live® (SPARK® Orbital™) window and ink with dynamic color change effect with a "shifting ring" in optically variable magnetic ink (OVMI). It is shaped as Costa Rica's map contour outline. The transparent part of the see-through is shaped like a foliage (leaf) of a mangrove tree. Colour changing ink applications on the transparent window feature. Two consecutively running black vertical and red ascending horizontal serial numbers on the reverse of the banknote. Invisible to the eye coloured hi-lite block with '5 MIL' design located on top of the old B.I.C.R. photo and both serial numbers fluoresce under ultraviolet light. Almost 2 mm wide simulated security thread. Microtext. Tactile feature: There is a square-shaped arrangement of nine impressed dots in the bottom left corner of the obverse to enable physical identification of the note for the visually impaired and the blind people. Main colour: Yellow. Artist: FCOF. Engraver: FCOF. Signatures: Rodrigo Cubero Brealey (Presidente Ejecutivo del BCCR, 8 May 2018–); Eduardo Prado Zúñiga (Gerente, 4 June 2014–). Issuer: Central Bank of Costa Rica. Date of Issue: 14 September 2018. Circulation from: 1 December 2020. Material: Polymer plastic substrate. Total issue: 40 million banknotes (5000 Colones). Printing method: Lithography (offset), calcography, serigraphy (silkscreen printing). Printer: François-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire also known as Oberthur Technologies, France (FCOF). Collector value: €22.50 (in 2021).
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Dimensions: 139 x 67 mm
Texts: Banco Central de Costa Rica. Cinco Mil Colones. Five Thousand Colons. Acuerdo Nº 5, 14 de setiembre de 2018. Serie C.
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