Costa Rica new 20,000-colon note (B562a) confirmed

B562 (P278): 20,000 colones (US$34)

Orange. Front: Spanish text; María Isabel Carvajal (Carmen Lyra); fox and hare; map of Costa Rica in OVI. Back: Spanish text; papelillo flowers; moor; Chispita hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula); rabbits; herbs. Motion windowed security thread and solid security thread. Watermark: María Isabel Carvajal and electrotype 20000. Printer: (Oberthur Technologies). 153 x 67 mm. Paper.

a. 2 de setiembre de 2009.
Sig.76: Paula/González. Series A.
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.

Courtesy of Chris Twining.

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