publication . Article . 2015

Botánica y numismática: las plantas en las monedas de Costa Rica (1709-2004)

José A. Vargas-Zamora;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 28 Oct 2015
  • Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica
 The coins of Costa Rica include a variety of plant illustrations, ranging from a palm tree (Attalea rostrata ?) on the first known gold coin (1825), to a marine green algae (Caulerpa prolifera ?) on a silver commemorative piece of 1974. Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) seeds were legalized for use as currency in 1709. The national tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum), and the national flower (Guarianthe skinneri) an orquid, were both represented in commemorative coins of 1975, and again the orchid in a silver piece of 1983. Coffee (Coffea arabica) and tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), are represented as whole plants in coins of 1842 and 1847-1850, respectively. Coffee branches ha...
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free text keywords: numismatics, coins, Attalea, Caulerpa, Ceiba, Coffea, Enterolobium, Guarianthe, Laurus, Myrtus, Nicotiana, Quercus, Theobroma, Costa Rica, Caulerpa prolifera, biology.organism_classification, biology, Botany, Laurus nobilis,, food, Myrtus communis, Attalea, Coffea arabica, Enterolobium, Horticulture, Guarianthe skinneri, Geography, Theobroma
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