Céntimo: coin from Republic of Costa Rica (1902-...); 1/100 colon

CÉNTIMO: COIN OF COSTA RICA

5 céntimos, 1910: Republic of Costa Rica

5 céntimos, 1910: Republic of Costa Rica

AMERICA CENTRAL - 5 CENTIMOS - 900 M - G.C.R.: Central America - 5 centimos - fineness of silver (90%: 900 milligrams of pure silver in 1 gram of alloy) - Government of Costa Rica (Spanish "Gobierno de Costa Rica").

"C" and "R" in the stars around the denomination of the coin.

REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA: Republic of Costa Rica.

Coat of arms of Costa Rica: two ships near the rocky mountains between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, 5 stars (number of provinces of the country at the time; now — 7), the sun.

  • Silver: 15 mm - 1.0 g
  • Reference price: 16$

COIN CÉNTIMO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA (1902-...): céntimo = 1/100 colon
  2. REPUBLIC OF PARAGUAY (1944-…): céntimo = 1/100 guarani
  3. REPUBLIC OF PERU (1985-...): céntimo = 1/100 inti (1985-1988) + céntimo = 1/100 nuevo sol (1991-2015) + céntimo = 1/100 sol (2016-...)
  4. REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA + BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA (1896-…): céntimo = 1/100 bolivar
  5. CAPTAINCY GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINES (1864-1885): céntimo = 1/100 peso
  6. KINGDOM OF SPAIN (1854-1980): céntimo = 1/100 real (1854-1864) + céntimo = 1/100 escudo (1865-1868) + céntimo = 1/100 peseta (1870-1980)
Pay attention: céntimo (Spanish-speaking countries), cêntimo (Portuguese-speaking countries) and séntimo (in modern Philippines) — are three different coin names.
The name of the coin céntimo (as well as cent, centavo) comes from the Latin word "centum" — "hundred"; that is, 100 centimo equal to the main currency of the state. According to another version, the prototype of the term "centimo" was the Latin word "centimus" (one hundredth part).