sexta-feira, 18 de julho de 2008

Costa Rica - 5 Colones 1992 - Pick 236e

Front: Rafael Yglesias Castro; "Guaria Morada" (Cattleya skinneri), a purple orchid.It was designated the National Flower of Costa Rica on 15th of June, 1939;
Back: Allegory scene of Teatro Nacional in 1897.

The colón (named after Christopher Columbus, known as Cristóbal Colón in Spanish) is the currency of Costa Rica. The plural is colones in Spanish, but English-speakers often say colons instead. The ISO 4217 code is CRC.

The symbol for the colón is a c with two slashes. The symbol "₡" has Unicode code point U+20A1,[1] and the decimal representation is 8353. In HTML it can be entered as ₡ The colón sign is not to be confused with the cent sign (¢), which has a code point U+00A2 in Unicode (or 162 in decimal); or the cedi sign ₵, which has a code point U+20B5 in Unicode (or 8373 in decimal).

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