Costa Rica 1000 Colones


Do you have a Costa Rica 1000 Colones Banknote? Here’s how to exchange it with us.

  • Tell us how many 1000 Colones Banknotes you want to exchange
  • Click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button.
  • This will add the exchange value to your online wallet.

Repeat these steps for all banknotes, coins, stamps, and gift cards you want to exchange. Complete the checkout process and get paid within a week or less.

You get: $0.60


The Costa Rican Colon (named after Admiral Cristóbal Colón) is the official currency in Costa Rica. During the colonial era, Spanish currency circulated and from Costa Rican independence in 1821, the usual currency was first the real and then the peso. Starting in 1896, the “Gold Heel” law was enacted, establishing the Colon as a monetary unit, replacing the peso. In 1950 the Central Bank of Costa Rica was established and, from 1951, began issuing provisional banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones. Then in 1958, started the second issue of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, and 100000 colones 

Currently, are circulating banknotes in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 Costa Rican colones. 

The 1000 Colones note front design features Braulio Carrillo Colina (1800 – 1845), who was the Head of State of Costa Rica. The reverse note side has the Dry forest image – Guanacaste tree, White-tailed deer, Costa Rican night-blooming cactus. This note is part of the 2009 – 2015 series and, its color is red and multicolor. 

Text: “1000 Colones” Banco Central De Costa Rica. BCCR,Braulio Carrillo Colina. Mil Colones. Estado de Costa Rica, Gerente, Presidente.Serie A. Bosque Seco,Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum),Pitahaya (Hylocerus costaricensis), Venado (Odocoileus virginianus).BCCR,1000

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