The Banco Centrale de Costa Rica, the country’s central bank, has announced that it has upgraded the ¢5000 banknote with new security features.
A press release issued by the central bank on 11 November 2016 said that the note had been upgraded as part of efforts to strengthen security features contained within the Costa Rican banknote.
Most notably, the new Series B ¢5000 banknote includes a new wide windowed red security thread, similar to threads used in the higher denomination banknotes. Though unconfirmed, it is thought that this is Crane Currency’s micro-optic MOTION® thread, as used in higher denominations of the Costa Rican banknote series.
Other security features in the original note were maintained, say the Bank, and the reverse of the note is identical to that of the Series A banknote.
The Series B banknote will circulate alongside the Series A note, and that it will be available within the “coming days”.
Read the full press release from the Banco Central de Costa Rica here.