12 Onza, Costa Rica, 1850

1/2 Onza, Costa Rica, 1850

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 1/2 onza coin
Costa Rica, 1850
Obverse Image: Arms - Shield with three mountains, five stars, and a ship.
Obverse Text: "Republica De Costa Rica, 1850"
Reverse Image: Crowned bare-chested native woman in grass skirt leaning against column and holding a bow and arrows.
Reverse Text: "America Central, 15 De Sete. De 1821, 21 Qs., J.B., 1/2 oz."
half ounce equals 8 escudos
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
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place made
Costa Rica: San José, San José
associated place
Costa Rica
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.15 cm x 2.89 cm; 1/16 in x 1 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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