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2000 Colones 2009, Costa Rica

in Krause book Number: 275
Years of issue: 02.09.2009 - present
Edition: 33 846 406
Signatures: Presidente: Francisco de Paula Gutierrez, Gerente: Roy Gonzalez Rojas
Serie: 2009 Issue
Specimen of: 02.09.2009
Material: 100% raw cotton
Size (mm): 132 х 67
Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire SA, Colombes

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2000 Colones 2009




Mauro Fernández Acuña and denomination 2000.


2000 Colones 2009

Mauro Fernandez Acuna

The engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Mauro Fernández Acuña.

Mauro Fernández Acuña (December 19, 1843 - July 16, 1905) was a Costa Rican politician and lawyer. He studied law at the University of Santo Tomás from which he graduated in 1869. He reached several positions in the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica and was university professor of the College of Lawyers. He was a delegate in the Costa Rican Constituent Assembly in 1880 and again in 1885, 1892 and 1902. He was President of the Congress, Minister of Property and Commerce, advisor of State and Director of the Bank of Costa Rica. In 1885 he was named by the President Bernardo Soto Alfaro in the Secretary of Public Instruction, where he initiated a reform in Costa Rican education of the country, which triggered the closing of the University of Santo Tomás which he had ironically studied at and instead more funding was put into Secondary Education.

He died in San José on the 16 of July 1905. He was a declared a Benemérito de la Patria, a title given to honorable Costa Rican persons in history by Executive Decree 109 on June 18 of 1955.


On background is the College for girls, in San-Jose, which was established by Mauro Fernández Acuña.

The Women’s Higher Learning School, founded in 1888, is one of the first State buildings established to develop a higher learning plan that marked the beginning of Costa Rican women’s development and has been fully carried out. Years of effort have prepared valuable intellectuals in society, making it one of the leading learning centers for years after. It is a building of great architectural value, a style that defined Costa Rican construction at the end of the 19th century. The facade is Doric order, overlaid with Corinthian order made from stone. The facade is perfectly balanced, vertically as well as horizontally, which are classical elements of the renaissance.

Located 3th Street, between 4th and 6th Avenue.

At the top is a small hologram Costa Rica.

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


2000 Colones 2009

Ecosystem - Coral reef (Arrecife coralino).

Carcharhinus leucas

The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), also known as the Zambezi shark or, unofficially, as Zambi in Africa and Nicaragua shark in Nicaragua, is a shark commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature, predilection for warm shallow water, and presence in brackish and freshwater systems including estuaries and rivers. Bull sharks can thrive in both saltwater and freshwater and can travel far up rivers.

Near is the Coral reef.

Pseudopterogorgia americana

On right and left sides are Pseudopterogorgia americana or Slimy sea plume.

Commonly purple to violet, occasionally pale yellow. Inhabit most reef environments, from shallow hard bottoms, patch reefs to deep clear water reeds along drop-offs, down to 45 m.

Lower are four sea turtles.

Oreastr Reticulatus

Oreaster reticulatus, commonly known as the red cushion sea star or the West Indian sea star, is a species of marine invertebrate, a starfish in the family Oreasteridae. It is found in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

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.