The Costa Rican Colon (named after Admiral Cristóbal Colón) is the official currency in Costa Rica. During the colonial era, Spanish currency circulated, and from Costa Rican independence in 1821, the usual currency was first the real and then the peso. Starting in 1896, the “Gold Heel” law was enacted, establishing the Colon as a monetary unit, replacing the peso. In 1950 the Central Bank of Costa Rica was established and, from 1951, began issuing provisional banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 colones. Then in 1958, started the second issue of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, and 100000 colones.
Currently, are circulating banknotes in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 Costa Rican colones.
The 5000 Colones note front design features Alfredo González Flores (1843–1905), who was the 20th President of Costa Rica. The reverse note side has the image of a Mangrove swamp – White-headed capuchin monkey, mangrove crab, Red mangrove. This note is part of the 2009 – 2015 series and, its color is yellow and multicolor.
Text: “5000 Colones” Banco Central De Costa Rica. BCCR,Alfredo González Flores . 5Mil Colones.Estado de Costa Rica, Gerente, Presidente.Serie C Manglar,Mono carablanca (Cebus capucinus),Cangrejo.BCCR 5000