Monday, January 09, 2012

1997 Costa Rica 50 Colones

Do you have a Costa Rica coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

One of ten Costa Rican coins that I own. They are not rare but the later coins lack proper production figures. So since it is unsure how many were minted it depends on the secondary grading market to determine value. So the more that are graded and sold the more common the coin and the lower the value.



The B.C.C.R. is an acronym for Banco Central de Costa Rica or Bank Central of Costar Rica. 

The coin has a very Russian feel to it because of its minimalist style and solid brass metal.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 50 Colones / Costa Rica
Year: 1997 (a) Minted at Armant Metalurgica, Santiago, Chile
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Brass
Value: $1.50 in Extra-Fine

Do you have coin from Costa Rica and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

15 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Tyler Lawrence said...

This is good find! My one and only Costa Rica coin is a 5 colon.

Man said...

This is good find! My one and only Costa Rica coin is a 5 colon.

Sorry this was not a find but from my old collection. I have not even found a cent since the Buffalo.

Tyler Lawrence said...

I'm not sure why, but today's change find was unbelievable..

Six Kennedy Half Dollars
Two 1964 Silver Dimes
Bunch of Canadian pennies, quarters and a nickel
Bunch of wheat pennies (again) and a 1949 Nickel.
and a couple America the Beautiful quarters

Man said...

I'm not sure why, but today's change find was unbelievable..

Nice, especially the silver.

Apparently 2012 is going to be good for you.

Tyler Lawrence said...

I sure hope it continues to stay this way, but I guess it all depends on the economy. I guess people don't care about coins as much because I found one of those silver dimes on the floor. The other one I found in change.

Man said...

I found one of those silver dimes on the floor.

Dang, the person probably tried to use it in a machine and got mad when it kept getting rejected.

Economy seems to be getting stronger check out this article...
More Coins are Better Link

Tyler Lawrence said...

I think they tried to use it for CoinStar but it wouldn't go through. Every one at my work uses the CoinStar and never check for the coins that didn't go through and there are always a bunch, mostly Canadian or the occasional silver.

That article is interesting. Thanks for sharing@

roderick Hallmon said...

How much is a 1948 Costa Rican centimos in mint condition worth

Man said...

1948 Costa Rica 25 centimos peace in mint condition

About $8.00 in mint state.

Anonymous said...

on the back of the coin, I have a 50 colones metal/ brass with B.C.C.R. at the bottom. Republica De Costa Rica 1997 all around the front. I went to Tim Hortons and got this coin instead of the Lovely Looney.

Man said...

50 colones metal/ brass with B.C.C.R. at the bottom. Republica De Costa Rica 1997

About $1.50

Luke said...

Republican De Costa Rica 1999 50 colones bccr. ??

Man said...

Republican De Costa Rica 1999 50 colones bccr. ?? about $0.75

Lindaww@bellsouth.net said...

I have a 1999 Costa Rica 100 Colones B.C.C.R >Looks in good shape. What would it be worth?

Man said...

1999 Costa Rica 100 Colones B.C.C.R Looks in good shape

About $2.00