Costa Rica new 20,000-colon note confirmed

20,000-colon (US$38.70), 2 de setiembre de 2009.
Orange. Front: María Isabel Carvajal (Carmen Lyra); fox and hare; map. Back: Papelillo flowers; moor; Chispita hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula); rabbits; herbs. Motion windowed security thread and solid security thread. Watermark: María Isabel Carvajal. Printer: (Oberthur Technologies). 153 x 67 mm. Intro: 11.08.2010.

According to an article on Inside Costa Rica, bank officials had delayed the introduction due to an error on the small map printed with optically variable ink (OVI) on the front of the note. The error has been discovered on at least 150 notes, and others were examined to determine the extent of the problem.

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Courtesy of Chris Twining.