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1000 Colones 2009, Costa Rica

in Krause book Number: 274
Years of issue: 02.09.2009
Edition: 40 000 000
Signatures: Presidente: Francisco de Paula Gutierrez, Gerente: Roy Gonzalez Rojas
Serie: 2009 Issue
Specimen of: 02.09.2009
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 125 х 67
Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire SA, Colombes

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1000 Colones 2009




On the top, in a plastic window, is Braulio Evaristo Carrillo Colina.


1000 Colones 2009

Braulio Carrillo Colina

The engraving on banknote is made after this portrait of Braulio Evaristo Carrillo Colina, app. 1840.

Braulio Evaristo Carrillo Colina (March 20, 1800 - May 15, 1845) was the Head of State of Costa Rica (the title as it was known before the reform of 1848) during two periods: the first between 1835 to 1837, and the de facto between 1838 and 1842. Before becoming head of state, Carrillo held a number of public positions, including Judge and Chairman of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica, member of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica and member of the Congress of the Federal Republic of Central America.


On background is the Coat of arms of the independent State of Costa Rica from April 1840 to April 1842 (When Evaristo Carrillo Colina was a president).

In 1840, after Costa Rica's withdrawal from the federation, a new coat of arms was adopted, the first for Costa Rica as a sovereign and independent state. It consisted of an eight-pointed shining star in a blue field surrounded by a yellow circle with the legend State of Costa Rica. This coat of arms was suppressed in 1842 by Francisco Morazán during his failed bid to reunite the Federal Republic of Central America. The 1824 arms where used during this period.

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


1000 Colones 2009

Ecosystem - Dry Forest (Bosque Seco). Forest landscape of the province of Guanacaste.

Enterolobium cyclocarpum

Enterolobium cyclocarpum, commonly known as Guanacaste, Caro Caro, or Elephant Ear Tree, is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to tropical regions of the Americas, from central Mexico south to northern Brazil (Roraima) and Venezuela. It is known for its large proportions, its expansive, often spherical crown, and its curiously shaped seedpods. The abundance of this tree, especially in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, where it is prized for the shady relief it provides from the intense sun, coupled with its immensity, have made it a widely recognized species. It is the national tree of Costa Rica.

In North America it is often called elephant ear tree, due to the shape of the seed pods. Other common names include Devil's Ear and Earpod Tree, parota and orejón (Spanish) or huanacaxtle (Nahuatl). In El Salvador, it is known as conacaste.

It is the national tree of Costa-Rica.

Centruroides margaritatus

Lower are four Central American brown scorpions (Centruroides margaritatus).

Centruroides is a genus of scorpions belonging to the family Buthidae. Several North American species are known by the common vernacular name bark scorpion. Numerous species are extensively found throughout the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Antilles and northern South America. Some are known for their interesting patterning or large size (among Buthidae); most if not all fluoresce strongly under ultraviolet illumination, except after moulting. They contain several highly venomous species, and fatalities are known to occur.

Hylocereus costaricensis, the Costa Rican Pitahaya

On right and left sides are Hylocereus costaricensis, the Costa Rican Pitahaya. It is a cactus species native to Central America and northwestern South America. The species is grown commercially for its Pitahaya fruit, but is also an impressive ornamental vine with huge flowers.

Lower is its flower.

Odocoileus virginianus

The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer or simply as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru. It has also been introduced to New Zealand and some countries in Europe, such as Finland, the Czech Republic, and Serbia. In the Americas, it is the most widely distributed wild ungulate. It is the national tear of Costa-Rica.

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.

When bending the note, the holographic image with a map of Costa Rica (placed in a transparent box) changes its color from red to green.