The Costa Rican Republic
Republic of Costa Rica Coin sample
There were 5 countries comprising the Central American Republic: Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, & Salvadore.
The flags of these countries today are characterized by having a blue band above & below symbolizing the two oceans.



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1 escudo, 1853
extremely fine (EXF-45)

(David De Franco Levi, Panama City, Jan 2013)


I obtained this piece early in Jan, 2013, while on Christmas vacation in Panama. It was purchased from David De Franco Levi, whom I met in Panama City. Mr. Levi runs a precious metals brokerage Goldbullion Panama .


This is the first Independent coin type of Costa Rica. The previous types used the Ciba Tree shown on the coins of the Central American Republic of which Costa Rica used to be a member.


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