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 (B555 and B556) will remain legal tender until 1 January 2013, and after 1 May 2013, they can be redeemed only at the central bank.
B560 (P276): 5,000 colones (US$8.55)
Yellow and tan. Front: Spanish text; Alfredo González Flores; Banco Internacional building; map of Costa Rica in OVI. Back: Spanish text; mangrove swamp; flowers; crab; monkey; caimans. Security thread varieties. Watermark: Alfredo González Flores. Printer: (Oberthur Technologies). 139 x 67 mm. Paper.
a. 2 de setiembre de 2009.
Windowed windowed security thread with demetalized BCCR 5000. Series A.
Courtesy of Jose Alvarado.