Influences: Costa Rica Numismatics (monedas y billetes)

The new Costa Rican banknotes, issued by the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR), have been awarded the "Best New Banknote Series in Latin America 2021" by Reconnaissance International for the entire new series, which features flora and fauna and a host of new features.
The judges highlighted the references to Costa Rica's flora, fauna and ecosystems in each of the banknotes. "They clearly say 'this is us, this is our country'," they said.

The banknotes currently in circulation are in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 colones. They feature the country's main microclimates on one side and outstanding men and women in Costa Rican culture, science, education and politics on the other.


The artist and textile designer Fabiola De Ford has dedicated this new 2023 collection to the theme of numismatics, and has used her art and design to pay tribute to the beauty of each banknote. She has designed scarves, beach bags, suitcases, cosmetic bags and other functional items for original gifts that represent Costa Rica and showcase contemporary fashion with a cultural identity.