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.
The Bank of Guatemala introduced a new 200-quetzal (US$25) note on 23 August 2010 (originally scheduled for November 2009) in response to high demand and counterfeiting rate of the existing 100-quetzal note, which was issued with improved security on 6 November 2009. The Q200 is printed by the German firm
On 27 April 2010, Banco Central de Costa Rica unveiled a new family of banknotes that will replace the existing issues. The first denomination to be issued (possibly by August 2010) will be the 20,000 colones (US$39.10) depicting writer Carmen Lyra. This will be followed by the 2,000 colones in
Like B594b, but new signatures (Alonzo/Bonilla), new date (12 DE MARZO DE 2008), new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES), new colors, Guatemalan flag as registration device, new screen trap over entire background, and different serial number placement and fonts. More information (in Spanish) can be found here. Courtesy of Claudio Marana