Stopped new 20,000 Colones of Costa Rica

sábado, 7 de agosto de 2010

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) announced it would postpone the entry into service of new ¢ 20,000 banknote originally anticipated by 11 August.

Yesterday the bank announced in a press release, that next Monday will give details of moving the release date of the banknote bearing the image of the writer Maria Isabel Carvajal, Carmen Lyra.

It is assumed that a graphical error prompted the agency to stop the release of the new ticket.

Since June, the Central Bank gave notes ¢ 20,000 to financial institutions, companies that operate ATMs and casinos, among others, to conduct the adjustments to their teams with the technical specifications.

The Central Bank introduced last April the "new family" consisting of notes of ¢ 1000, ¢ 2000, ¢ 5000, ¢ 10,000 ¢ 20,000 to ¢ 50,000. It's called "family" as they all have items placed in the same position.

Each name refers to one of the six ecosystems that exist in Costa Rica and are printed on the front images worthy of the country.

The BCCR has 10 million items of note from ¢ 20,000 and the amount starts to circulate in the coming days will depend on demand.

The company that makes the new notes is Oberthur Technologies, whose facilities are located in Rennes, France.