Costa Rica new 5,000-, 10,000-, and 50,000-colon notes confirmed

According to a press release dated 6 August 2012, the Banco Central de Costa Rica issued new 5,000-, 10,000-, and 50,000-colon (US$10, $20, and $100, respectively) banknotes on 27 August 2012. The old 5,000- and 10,000-colon notes (P272 and P273) will remain legal tender until 1 January 2013, and after 1 May 2013, they can be redeemed only at the central bank.

I predict that one of these notes will win the IBNS Bank Note of the Year award for 2012. But which one? They are all very beautiful and colorful.

Courtesy of Jose Alvarado.