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50000 Colones 2009, Costa Rica

in Krause book Number: 279
Years of issue: 02.09.2009
Edition: 4 300 300
Signatures: Presidente: Francisco de Paula Gutierrez, Gerente: Roy Gonzalez Rojas
Serie: 2009 Issue
Specimen of: 02.09.2009
Material: 100% raw cotton
Size (mm): 160 х 67
Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire SA, Colombes

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50000 Colones 2009




Romualdo Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno and denomination 50000.


50000 Colones 2009

Ricardo Jimenez Oreamuno

The engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Romualdo Oreamuno.

Romualdo Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno (February 6, 1859 - January 4, 1945) served as president of Costa Rica on three separate occasions: 1910 to 1914, 1924 to 1928, and 1932 to 1936. One of the most well known lawyers in Costa Rican history and a University of Santo Tomás graduate. During his last term in office he concentrated on the country's infrastructure and educational system. He built several large buildings for school housing, improved and build new roads throughout the country and constructed an aqueduct system that started in the central valley at Ojo de Agua and flowed into the Pacific Ocean at Puntarenas.

During his administration, the bridge from Filadelfia and Liberia was constructed, as was the Old National Theater.

supreme court

On background is the building of Supreme Court of Costa Rica, in San-Jose.

Jiménez held several government posts. In November 1886 he was appointed secretary of state in the Office of the Interior, Police, and Public Works. In September 1889 he assumed the post of secretary of state in the Office of Foreign Relations, only to quit after eight days on the job. In November he was named secretary of the interior, foreign relations, and finance, and the following year he was named president of the Supreme Court. In 1892 he resigned his post in objection to the dictatorship of José Joaquín Rodríguez.

At the top is hologram in form of the map of Costa Rica.

Denominations in numerals are in lower right and top left corners.


50000 Colones 2009

Ecosystem - Rainforest (Bosque Nuboso).

Mariposa Morfo

The butterfly Mariposa Morfo.

A Morpho butterfly may be one of over 29 accepted species and 147 accepted subspecies of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are Neotropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America. Many Morpho butterflies are colored in metallic, shimmering shades of blue and green.

Habitat: Primary forests of the Amazon and Atlantic. Also adapted to breed in a wide variety of other forested habitats, for instance the dry deciduous woodlands of Nicaragua and secondary forests. Morphos are found at altitudes between sea level and about 1400 m.

Leccinum monticola

The mushrooms Leccinum monticola.

They are the Costa Rican species. Grow solitary or scattered on the ground not far from each other, in oak forests from May to November.


On right and left sides are Bromelia plants.

Bromeliads are a clear example of biodiversity in Costa Rica, they´re present in most of life zones found here, their variation in color of foliage and inflorescences is enormous, with the ability to adapt to different environment conditions as well.

Genus of this family present in Costa Rica are: Aechmea, Ananas, Androlepis, Araeococcus, Bromelia, Catopsis, Greigia, Guzmania, Pitcairnia, Puya, Ronbergia, Tillandsia, Vriesea. There are at least 138 species of bromelias in Costa Rica.

In lower right corner are few beetles.

Denomination in large numeral is in lower left corner.


The colón (named after Christopher Columbus, known as Cristóbal Colón in Spanish) is the currency of Costa Rica.