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The colón (named after No authentic contemporary portrait of Columbus has been found; this late 19th-century engraving is one of many conjectural images For information about the director, see the article on Chris Columbus. Christopher Columbus ( 14511 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer and trader who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and... Christopher Columbus, known as Cristóbal Colón in This article is about the international language known as Spanish. For other languages spoken in Spain see Languages of Spain. Spanish or Castilian is an Iberian Romance language, and the third or fourth most spoken language in the world. It is spoken as a first language by about 352 million... Spanish) is the currency of The Republic of Costa Rica is a republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Unlike some of its neighbors Costa Rica has been an exemplar of stability, peace, and democratic governance. Since the minor civil war of the late 1940s that brought... Costa Rica. It is also the name of El Salvador (Spanish for The Savior) is a republic in Central America with a population of approximately 6.5 million people. National motto: Dios, Unión, Libertad (Spanish: God, Union, Liberty) Official language Spanish Capital San Salvador Capitals coordinates 13° 40′ N, 89° 10′ W Largest City... El Salvador's currency (see El Salvador colón). The plural is colones in Spanish, but The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. It is the third most common first language (native speakers), with around 402 million people in 2002. English has lingua franca status in many parts of the world, due to the military, economic, scientific, political and cultural influence... English-speakers often say colons instead. Its ISO 4217 is an international standard describing three letter codes to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization or ISO. The first two letters of the code are the two letters of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes (which are similar to those used... ISO 4217 code is CRC.

The colón is divided into 100 céntimos. This article is about monetary coins. For alternative meaning see word coinage. 1c euro coin A coin is generally a piece of hard material, traditionally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is used as a form of money. Along with banknotes, coins make up the cash... Coins in circulation are 10, 25 and 50 céntimos (rarely used anymore due to Inflation rates of five core members of the G8 from 1950 to 1994. Pink = France, Green = Germany, Gray = Japan, Red = UK, Blue = US. This page is on the topic of price inflation in economics. For alternative meanings see inflation (disambiguation). In economics, inflation is an increase in the general level... inflation), and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, and 100 colones. The 20-colón coin is being phased out. In 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. Events January January 3 - NBCs Today Show Bryant Gumbel signs off for the last time January 8 - Mister Rogers receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame... 1997, the government issued new 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 colón coins to replace the older ones. A £20 Ulster Bank banknote. A banknote (more commonly known as a bill in the United States) is a kind of currency, issued as legal tender. With coins, banknotes make up the cash forms of all modern money. With the exception of non-circulating high-value or precious metal commemorative... Banknotes in circulation are 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 colones.

Tejas is used as a slang term for the 100-colón bill, and cinco tejas for the 500 colón, while the 1,000- and 5,000-colón bills are called rojo and tucán.

On January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 363 days remaining (364 in leap years). Events 366 - Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine in large numbers, invading Roman Empire. 533 - Mercurius became Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon... January 2, 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January Iraqi police officers hold up their index fingers marked with purple indelible ink, a security measure to prevent double voting. Worldwide aid effort continues to develop in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. January 3... 2005, the The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. It is also widely used as a reserve currency outside of the United States. Currently, the issuance of currency is controlled by the Federal Reserve Banking system. The most commonly used symbol for the U.S. dollar is... United States dollar was worth 458.100 colones. The colón has an unusual relationship with the U.S. dollar which may best be described as a "decaying peg"; instead of being defined by a constant value to the dollar, the colón instead grows progressively weaker at a fixed rate of about 3.294 colones per dollar per month.

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