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Thursday, July 12, 2012

NEW Colon Bills start circulating in Costa Rica August 27, 2012 (from Tico Times)

New banknotes
The reverse of the ₡5,000 banknote displays a White-faced Monkey, the ₡10,000 shows a sloth and the ₡50,000 a blue morpho butterfly.  Courtesy of Central Bank

NEW ₡5,000, ₡10,000 and ₡50,000 bills 
to circulate starting August 27, 2012

(Old banknotes/bills will ONLY be accepted until
December 2012)

Costa Rica’s Central Bank announced Tuesday that it will circulate 3 new banknotes of ₡5,000 ($10), ₡10,000 ($20) and ₡50,000 ($99) in August.

Once the new bills are out, the old ones will need to be exchanged in banks. Beginning in December, only the Central Bank will exchange them.

All new banknotes display images of former presidents: The ₡5,000 note is yellow and has the image of Alfredo González Flores, the green ₡10,000 bill shows three-time President José Figueres Ferrer and the ₡50,000 – purple – portrays the image of another three-timer, President Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno.

Following an introductory campaign for the new bills, Central Bank authorities explained that these also include security features to prevent counterfeiting, for example, translucent watermarks, color-changing shapes and textured images.

El reverso de la ₡ 5,000 billetes muestra un mono cara blanca, el 10,000  muestra un perezoso y el ₡ 50,000 una mariposa azul morfo. Cortesía del Banco Central

,000, y ₡ 10,000 50,000 facturas
a circular en agosto
(Billetes de edad sólo se aceptarán hasta diciembre de 2012)

Banco Central de Costa Rica anunció el martes que distribuirá tres nuevos billetes de ₡ 5
,000 ($ 10), ₡ 10,000 ($ 20) y ₡ 50,000 ($ 99) en agosto.

Una vez que los nuevos billetes están fuera, los viejos tendrá que ser cambiado en los bancos. A partir de diciembre, sólo el Banco Central va a cambiar.

Todos los nuevos billetes mostrar imágenes de los ex presidentes: El ₡ 5
,000 nota es amarillo y tiene la imagen de Alfredo González Flores, el verde ₡ 10,000 factura muestra el tres veces presidente José Figueres Ferrer y el 50,000 - púrpura - representa la imagen de otros tres automático, el Presidente Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno.

Después de una campaña de introducción para los nuevos proyectos de ley, las autoridades del Banco Central explicó que también incluyen características de seguridad para evitar la falsificación, por ejemplo, marcas de agua transparentes, el cambio de color de formas e imágenes con textura.


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