Costa Rica’s new bills were selected as the “Best Series of New Banknotes in Latin America of 2021”, by Reconnaissance International — just one more accolade for the country to add to its long list of honors. On Reconnaissance International’s website, Costa Rica’s Central Bank is praised for its new series of colorful bills, featuring flora and fauna and a wealth of new features.
The organization highlighted the references to the flora, fauna, and ecosystems of Costa Rica that are reflected in each of the bills. “They clearly say “this is our country.”
-The new ¢20,000 currency was also individually awarded the Best Latin American Banknote of 2021 for its design qualities and safety characteristics.
The bills are printed on polymer substrate (a material similar to plastic), which makes them more durable and safer than the old ones which were printed on the cotton substrate.
Some features that make these bills safer against counterfeiting are the transparent window, the floating circle, and the color change on the map of the country that each one of them has.
The bills come in the following denominations– ¢1,000, ¢2,000, ¢5,000, ¢10,000 and ¢20,000.
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