Many of Costa Rica's Finest Specimen & Proof Banknotes


Costa Rica has some of the world's most beautiful banknotes. The country was established as a republic in 1848, and it began issuing banknotes in 1865. Some of the most striking notes were issued between 1918 and 1925 by Banco Internacional de Costa Rica. Most of the specialized notes issued by the country's eight private banks (Banco Anglo-Costarricense, Banco Comercial de Costa Rica, Banco de Costa Rica, Banco Herediano, Banco Mercantil de Costa Rica, Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Banco Rural de Credito Hipotecario de Costa Rica, and Banco de la Union) are also beautiful. There was a railroad issue of banknotes in 1872 (Ferro Carril de Costa Rica). A large percentage of the Costa Rican banknotes highly graded by PMG are specimens, proofs, and remainders rather than issued notes, and many of the surviving ones are in a high state of preservation.


Below you will find scans of some gorgeous banknotes from Costa Rica. To view the ones that we presently have for sale, click on the link displayed in the box below.


Items on our want list are high-grade specimen, proof, and issued world banknotes. PMG certification would help in establishing the condition of the banknotes.


The banknotes from Costa Rica that we offer for sale are HERE.


If you wish to purchase one or more items, please send us an email ( We will confirm the sale and ship upon clearance of your payment. We accept checks, money orders, and PayPal, but we are not equipped to accept credit cards other than through PayPal.


Each item includes all shipping fees to U.S. destinations. Foreign sales must be shipped by FedEx or other service that includes shipment tracking, and such cost is to be borne by the foreign buyer. Foreign buyers are also responsible for any customs duties or other charges added by the destination.




Examples of Trophy-Grade World Banknotes - Costa Rica

(The notes below are not for sale; follow the link in the box above to view notes from Costa Rica that we offer for sale.)

































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an introduction & pricing guide to U.S. obsolete currency.





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