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Since our last visit to Costa Rica in February 2011, the country has redesigned its banknotes and we love these new ones so much we hardly want to spend them at all! (In case you’re wondering, the 15,000 colones in the picture are currently worth roughly US $30.)
Known for its range of wildlife, the new Costa Rican Colones feature popular animals like sloths, monkeys, birds, sharks, butterflies, deer, sea turtles, scorpions and starfish along with some of Costa Rica’s diverse nature: a Guanacaste Tree, a Cloud Forest, a coral reef and mangroves. Definitely some of the most creative bills that we have seen around the world.
What other countries have you traveled to with beautiful currency? Do you save smaller bills when they are so pretty?