Coin Information

CRI CRC km0216

Name of coin
20 Colones
Year(s) Issued
1983, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1996
Countries Issued in
Costa Rica (U)
Face Value
20 CRC

The km216 Design is the modern 20 Colon pattern and exists as 216.1 and 216.2. Years 1983, 1989, and 1994 are 214.1 and 1985, 1994, and 1996 are 214.2.


On both the obverse and reverse the coin has a sort of heptagonal rim. The obverse depicts the Costa Rica coat of arms. Seven stars represent the seven provinces, three extinct volcanoes for the three mountain ranges, two ships symbolizing the country's geographical situation between atlantic and pacific ocean and sunrise on the left. The reverse contains the value in Arabic numerals and braille above coffee branches, ribbon behind value and initials of the "Banco Central de Costa Rica."

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