B559 (P275): 2,000 colones (US$3.45) Blue. Front: Spanish text; open books; Mauro Fernández Acuña; Colegio Superior de Señoritas building in San Jose; map of Costa Rica in OVI. Back: Spanish text; coral reef (arrecife coralino); star fish (Oreaster reticulatus, estrella de mar de la laguna); bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas, TiburónRead More…

B557 (P274): 1,000 colones (US$1.70) Red. Front: Spanish text; Braulio Carrillo Colina; original ESTADO DE COSTA RICA shield; map of Costa Rica on see-through leaf. Back: Spanish text; dry forest (bosque seco) landscape in Guanacaste; pitahaya cactus flowers; tree; white-tailed deer; scorpions. Simulated security thread. Watermark: Leaves. Printer: (Oberthur Technologies).Read More…

On 2 December 2010, Banco De Guatemala issued a new 20-quetzal (US$2.50) note, like B595b, but with new security features, including a flag as registration device, color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized text, watermark with electrotype 20, microprinting, colored fibers, and a latent image. Courtesy of Claudio Marana and ThomasRead More…