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Costa Rica Introduces New Paper Currency

In the next few months, six new bills will enter into circulation. The current old bills of ¢1.000, ¢2.000, ¢5.000, and ¢10.000 will be replaced, and two new bills valued at ¢20.000 and ¢50.000 will be introduced. At present rates of exchange, these bills are worth a little under $2, $4, $10, $20, $40 and $100 respectively. The bills will be of different sizes and colors and will have an ecological image on one side, relating to one of the six major ecosystems of the country. On the reverse will present an image of an important historical person of our nation. Old bills will be gradually phased out of circulation.

Below is a brief description of what the bill papers would look like.

1000: Dry forest, showing one of our Tico National Symbols, the White-tailed Deer ! It is an endangered species in CR, so you may want to send some down here!
2000: Coral Reef and Shark
5000: The Mangroves, with a White-faced Capuchin monkey.
10,000: Rain forest and the famous 3 toed Sloth.
20,000: Subalpine/Paramo, showing the endemic Volcano Hummingbird.
50,000: The Cloud Forest, showing a beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly.

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That’s exciting! I can’t wait to see these new bills for myself.

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