• 5 Colones 1995, KM# 227, Costa Rica
  • 5 Colones 1995, KM# 227, Costa Rica
Obverse

Coat of arms of Costa Rica above date and below the country name.

The coat of arms represents: three volcanoes (one for each of the three mountain ranges in the country) and an extensive valley between two oceans (Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea) with a merchant ship in each one (representing the maritime history of the country). In the horizon a rising sun. All are surrounded by a frame with beads (coffee). Two palms close the arms joined by a ribbon with the motto "República de Costa Rica". An arch of seven stars represent the provinces of the republic. The arms are crowned by a ribbon with the motto "America Central".

REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
AMERICA CENTRAL
REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA
• 1995 •

Reverse

Denomination above value in Braille and coffee branches, initials of the Banco Central de Costa Rica (B. C. C. R.) below.

5
COLONES

B. C. C. R.

Edge

Segmented (4 milled, 4 smooth)

5 Colones

KM# 227
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Characteristics
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 4.03 g
Diameter 21.1 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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