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.
B563 (P279): 50,000 colones (US$86)
Purple. Front: Spanish text; Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno; Supreme Court building in San Jose; map of Costa Rica in OVI. Back: Spanish text; cloud forest; parasol mushroom; bromelia flower; morpho butterfly; beetles. Motion windowed security thread and solid security thread. Watermark: Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno and electrotype 50000. Printer: (Oberthur Technologies). 160 x 67 mm. Paper.
a. 2 de setiembre de 2009.
Sig.76: Paula/González. Series A.
Courtesy of Jose Alvarado.