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Costa Rica to stop minting ₡5 coin
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Costa Rica to stop minting ₡5 coin

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 7, 2019

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) announced Thursday that it will stop minting five-colón coins (₡5) at the end of this year. The 715 million coins of…

Costa Rica announces multi-million dollar investment to stimulate economy and jobs
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica announces multi-million dollar investment to stimulate economy and jobs

AFP and The Tico Times - September 7, 2019

The Costa Rican government announced on Friday a public investment of $9.526 billion dollars as part of a strategy to boost the economy and reduce high levels…

Central Bank: That ₡5,000 counterfeit bank note message is fake
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Costa Rica
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Central Bank: That ₡5,000 counterfeit bank note message is fake

L. Arias - April 26, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) warned the population that a message circulating on social media and in SMS messages about the alleged circulation here of…

Banks in Costa Rica to change account numbering format
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Banks in Costa Rica to change account numbering format

L. Arias - December 15, 2016

Starting next year, Costa Rican banks will merge all numbers related to their customers' accounts into a single 22-digit account number, known as IBAN, the Central Bank of…

Central Bank issues new improved ₡5,000 banknotes
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Business
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Central Bank issues new improved ₡5,000 banknotes

L. Arias - November 12, 2016

Shopping season and aguinaldos—Christmas bonuses— are coming, and the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) announced the issuing of new ₡5,000 banknotes that will be circulating in coming days with improved security measures.…

Costa Rica police nab tourists with more than $200,000 at Juan Santamaría International Airport
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Costa Rica police nab tourists with more than $200,000 at Juan Santamaría International Airport

The Tico Times - June 15, 2015

Police confiscated more than $200,000 in cash at Juan Santamaría International Airport over the weekend from two Mexican tourists, according to a statement from the Public Security…

Police uncover $352,000 in cash hidden in bus at Panama border
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Crime
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Police uncover $352,000 in cash hidden in bus at Panama border

The Tico Times - February 21, 2015

Border police discovered a cardboard box hidden behind the front dual-wheels of a bus at a customs stop in Corredores, along Costa Rica’s southern border. Inside the box officers…

Art exhibit shows intersection of printed money, history, and nationalism
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Art Walks
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Art exhibit shows intersection of printed money, history, and nationalism

The Tico Times - December 17, 2014

In the history of Costa Rica, few expats were more influential than Tomás Povedano. Born and raised in Spain, Povedano enjoyed some stints in Ecuador before moving…

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Old banknotes lose their value from January 1

L. Arias - December 31, 2012

Beginning January 1, Ticos can pay only using the new bills introduced by the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR). “As for this Tuesday Jan. 1 and until…

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New ₡5,000, ₡10,000 and ₡50,000 bills to circulate in August

Tico Times - July 10, 2012

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

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