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Costa Rica

 

1990-2000 | 2011-2012

 

 

1,000 Colones, 2009 (2011) Polymer

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Front: Braulio Carrillo Colina (1800-1845), Head of State of Costa Rica, 1835-37 and 1838-42

Back: Dry forest landscape in Guanacaste; pitahaya cactus flowers; tree; white-tailed deer; scorpions

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White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

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2,000 Colones, 2009 (2011)

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Front: Mauro Fernández Acuña (1843-1905), Costa Rican politician and lawyer

Back: Fish; coral reef; star fish; bull shark; turtles

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Bull Shark

Bull Shark

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5,000 Colones, 2009 (2012)

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Front: Alfredo Gonzalez (1877-1962), President of Costa Rica 1914-1917

Back: Mangrove swamp, flowers, crab, white-headed capuchin

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White-headed Capuchin

Monkey

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10,000 Colones, 2009 (2012)

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Front: José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer (1906-1990), President of Costa Rica 1948-1949, 1953-1958 and 1970-1974

Back: Rainforest ("Bosque Lluvioso"), orchid flower, mushroom cop, three-toed sloth, birds

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Three-toed Sloth

Three-toed Sloth

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20,000 Colones, 2009 (2010)

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Front: María Isabel Carvajal (1888-1949), Costa Rican writer and teacher

Back: Papelillo flowers; moor; Chispita hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula); rabbits; herbs

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Chispita Hummingbird

Chispita Hummingbird

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50,000 Colones, 2009 (2012)

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Front: Ricardo Jimenez (1859-1945), President of Costa Rica 1910-1914, 1924-1928 and 1932-1936

Back: Fog forest ("Bosque Nuboso"), parasol mushroom, Bromelia flower, Morpho butterfly

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Morpho Butterfly

Morpho Butterfly

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1990-2000 | 2011-2012

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Costa Rica, located in southern Central America between Nicaragua and Panama, was a constituent state of the Central American Republic 1823-48. Became an independent republic in 1848. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Costa Rica.

 

 

 

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