1979 Costa Rica 100 Colones Silver Coin

SKU: BFS-00567


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The 1979 Costa Rica 100 Colones Silver Coin is a unique coin for the discerning collector. One way it is unique is the very specific weight of 1.0409 Troy ounces of silver. Another thing that makes it unique is the quality of the silver is .925 purity. And finally, this coin has an interesting design honoring the International Year of the Child.


Key features:

  • Made of 1.0409 Troy ounce of .925 fine silver
  • Face value of 100 colones 
  • Obverse side of the coin has the Costa Rican Coat of Arms
  • Reverse side has three baby chicks in a nest
  • Almost uncirculated condition


The reverse side of the coin is the star here with an adorable picture of three baby chicks in a nest. They are produced here with a lot of detail so the chicks really pop. Above the image is ‘Año Internacional De Niño’ which translates to the “International Year of the Child”. Below the image is ‘1979’.


On the obverse side of the coin is the Costa Rican Coat of Arms. This design has a picture of a ship on the water with three mountain peaks behind it. This picture is framed by two unfurled banners on each side. Above it is a banner that says ‘REPUBLICA DE COSTARICA’. Above this banner is ‘AMERICA CENTRAL’. Arced above this image is ‘REPUBLICA DE COSTARICA’.  At the bottom of the coin is ‘B.C. CIEN COLONES C.R.’ This stands for ‘Central Bank 100 Colones Costa Rica’. 


This 1979 Costa Rica is a great coin to add to any collection but is probably most appreciated by anyone who are from Costa Rica or have visited the country or just appreciates history. If you are looking to add some silver to your collection this isn’t a bad way to go. Get yours today.




Costa Rica

Precious Metal


Metal Content

1.0409 Troy Ounces


.925 Fine


100 Colones


AU (Almost Uncirculated)


42 mm



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  1. johnb (verified owner)

    Pretty, shiny coins, they look like they were just minted to me.

  2. MartinD. (verified owner)

    Excellent coin! More than 1oz silver per coin makes this a better deal than a typical 1oz coin. The lustrous shine with minimal to no wear makes it almost a BU. I really like the coinage from Central and South America, as they tend to have more PM per coin than the norm. This was a great buy. Hoping to score additional coins from the region on Hero Bullion!

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