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Our catalogue of banknotes of Costa Rica.
The colón (named after Christopher Columbus, known as Cristóbal Colón in Spanish) is the currency of Costa Rica. The plural is colones. The ISO 4217 code is CRC.
The symbol for the colón is a capital letter "C" crossed by two diagonal strokes. The symbol is encoded at U+20A1 ₡ colón sign and may be typed on many English language Microsoft Windows keyboards using the keystrokes.
The colón sign is not to be confused with U+00A2 ¢ cent sign , or with the Ghanaian cedi, U+20B5 ₵ cedi sign. Nonetheless, the commonly available cent symbol '¢' is frequently used locally to designate the colón in price markings and advertisements.The United States dollar is also accepted unofficially in some places throughout Costa Rica.