publication . Article . 2015

Algunas plantas en billetes, boletos de café y cafetales de Costa Rica (1836 – 2004)

José A. Vargas-Zamora; Jorge Gómez-Laurito;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 24 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica
Abstract
The bank notes and coffe tokens of Costa Rica include illustrations of several species of plants. The leaf of the Acanthus sp. plant is used as an ornament in paper money from the mid XIX century to the end of the XX century. The most widely known botanical illustration of Costa Rica is the orchid, Guarianthe skinneri, the national flower, featured in the 5 colones bank notes issued from 1968 to 1992. The most common illustration in coins since 1935 is the coffee (Coffea arabica) branch (bandola) with fruits. Coffee tokens, used in Costa Rica since the mid of the XIX century, include a variety of plant forms representing the coffee tree. Coffee tokens also inclu...
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free text keywords: Numismatics, coins, paper money, coffee tokens, coffee plantations, Acanthus, Guarianthe skinneri, Coffea arabica, Ceiba pentandra, Laurus sp., Myrtus sp., Olea sp., Costa Rica., Myrtus communis, Guarianthe skinneri, biology.organism_classification, biology, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Acanthus, Humanities, Coffea arabica, Botánica
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