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, Tiburón
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).
The Latin American Paper Money Society was established in 1973 and is popularly known as LANSA. Current president Arthur C. Matz recently sent me this announcement which I am happy to share with visitors to BanknoteNews.com: “Since 1973, LANSA has been dedicated to the enjoyment of collecting the paper money
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 Thomas
According to an article on Panorama Numismático, the printing of Guatemla’s new 5-quetzal (US$0.60) note has been awarded to the Canadian Bank Note Company, with the new polymer notes expected to be issued in the second half of 2011.