Sell Costa Rica colons for British pounds

Compare today's best Costa Rica colon buy back rates and sell your Costa Rica colons online at the best price

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How much do you want to sell?

Do you want to sell by post or in person?

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£117.84Inc. £6.70 Postage 1 CRC = 0.0012 GBP802.977 11 Reviews Sell Now


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Order your travel money online with fourex. We offer competitive rates on over 50 currencies; you can order your travel money online for delivery straight to your home with free next day delivery on all orders over £750. Customers can also exchange 150 currencies, coins and notes at our self-service kiosks.


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£116.81Inc. £6.70 Postage 1 CRC = 0.0012 GBP809.662 9139 Reviews Sell Now

Currency Online Group

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Currency Online Group specialise in providing travel money and currency buy back services. We offer exclusive, enhanced currency Buyback rates to Compare Holiday Money customers that you won't find anywhere else, both services can be done either via postal service or in person at our new Waterloo Kiosk.

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Exchange by post

Post your currency to Currency Online Group and get paid by bank transfer within a maximum of 3 working days of your currency being received. The actual buy back rate you receive will be the prevailing rate on the day that your currency is received. These rates do not vary greatly from day to day but it could mean that you receive slightly more or less than the amount quoted today.

Exchange in person

You can also exchange your currency in person by visiting Currency Online Groups branch at Waterloo, this services offers getting paid instantly via cash or transfer, Please place a order before hand by clicking the link above and selecting 'buyback by branch'

Notes and coins

Currency Online Group will buy back all denomination notes apart from 500 Euro and 1000 Swiss Franc notes. They do not accept any coins.

Costa Rica colon buy back rate over the past 90 days


If you're selling Costa Rica colons, you want to exchange rate to be as low as possible because the amount of money you'll receive is calculated by dividing the amount of Costa Rica colons you have by the buy back rate.

The Costa Rica colon buy back rate is currently 4.12% higher than it was 90 days ago, having increased from 771.185 on the 11th April to 802.977 today. This means ₡100000 are worth £5.13 less today than they did back in April. During this period, the lowest rate we recorded was 708.082 on the 20th May and the highest rate was 790.702 on the 15th June.

For more historical Costa Rica colon buy back rates dating back over years, see our Costa Rica colon to British pound exchange rate history page.

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What is the best Costa Rica colon to pound buy back rate?

Right now, the best Costa Rica colon to pound buy back rate is 802.977 based on our comparison of 2 UK currency suppliers which is equal to £0.00 per Costa Rica colon. The worst buy back rate is 809.662 (£0.00 per Costa Rica colon).

The difference between the best (lowest) and worst (highest) Costa Rica colon rate is 0.83%. If you were selling ₡100000, you'd get £1.03 more by going with the best offer.

When is the best time to sell Costa Rica colons?

The best time to sell Costa Rica colons is when the Costa Rica colon buy back rate is low. This is because the amount of pounds you receive for your Costa Rica colons is calculated by dividing the amount of Costa Rica colons you have by the buy back rate.

In this example, you'll see the lower buy back rate yields more pounds for ₡100000 compared to the higher rate:

₡100000 / 802.977 = £124.54
₡100000 / 809.662 = £123.51

Think of it like this: it's a good time to sell Costa Rica colons when it's a bad time to buy them! This is because when you buy Costa Rica colons you want the exchange rate to be as high as possible (since the amount of Costa Rica colons you receive is calculated by multiplying your pounds by the exchange rate) but when you sell Costa Rica colons you want the opposite to be true.

Use our historical Costa Rica colon buy back rate chart above to determine if now is a relatively good time to sell. Ultimately though, don't worry about trying to pick the perfect time to sell because it doesn't make a huge difference to the amount you'll receive unless you're selling tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of Costa Rica colons (in which case you'll probably want to use a money transfer service).

How much can I sell Costa Rica colons for?

The rate at which a currency supplier will exchange your Costa Rica colons back into pounds is called the Costa Rica colon buy back rate, and as you would expect this rate varies from supplier to supplier and changes frequently throughout the day. You can calculate the amount of pounds you'll receive for your Costa Rica colons by dividing the amount of Costa Rica colons you have by the supplier's buy back rate.

For example, to calculate the value of ₡1 you simply divide it by the buy back rate:

₡1 / 802.977 = £0.00

In other words, you'd get £0.00 for each Costa Rica colon you sell.

We have performed all of these calculations for you in the comparison table above so you can see exactly how much each supplier is offering based on their current Costa Rica colon buy back rate.

Where can I exchange Costa Rica colons to pounds?

We found 2 suppliers in the UK who are currently exchanging Costa Rica colons to pounds: fourex and Currency Online Group.

Most high street currency suppliers who sell Costa Rica colons will also buy them back off you, but the process isn't always straightforward. Some suppliers will only buy back currency that they originally sold you in the first place (and you'll need to provide a receipt as proof), or you might be limited to the amount of Costa Rica colons you can exchange back to pounds in a single order.

Our currency partners listed above are different because they will buy any Costa Rica colons sent to them by post (or taken in person if you live nearby) without limits and with no proof of purchase necessary apart from the usual ID and source of funds checks. If you place your buyback order online, you'll also get a much better buy back rate than if you walked in off the street unannounced.

Visit a supplier's website for more information on their specific process for buying back Costa Rica colons, a list of their store locations and postage instructions.

Can I deposit Costa Rica colons into a UK bank account?

You cannot deposit Costa Rica colons directly into your UK bank account but you can swap your Costa Rica colons for pounds and deposit them that way. The most cost-effective way of doing this depends on the Costa Rica colons you want to deposit:

  • If the Costa Rica colons are in notes / physical cash, you can exchange them for pounds using a buy back service such as the ones listed above. These suppliers will convert your Costa Rica colons into pounds and deposit them directly into your bank account via bank transfer.
  • If the Costa Rica colons are in an overseas bank account, you can use a money transfer service to convert the Costa Rica colons electronically and transfer them straight into your bank account. You can use a money transfer service to help facilitate transfers from Costa Rica colon bank accounts even if the sending account belongs to another person or company.

Some banks will allow you to exchange Costa Rica colons to pounds over the counter and deposit them directly into your account, but bear in mind the buy back rate you receive will often be horrendous so only use this option if you are desperate or have a very small amount to exchange.

Can I exchange Costa Rica colon coins for cash?

Most currency suppliers will not buy back Costa Rica colon coins because they are expensive to post and difficult to exchange. We've indicated which Costa Rica colon notes and coins each supplier accepts in their extended descriptions which you can see by clicking 'More Details' in the results table above.

If you're stuck with some Costa Rica colon coins that you can't exchange back, here are a few suggestions on what you can do with them:

  • Keep them for your next trip to Costa Rica. They may come in handy for smaller purchases, tips, taxi fares etc.
  • Donate them to charity. Most charities will be glad of any coins you can donate regardless of value - just pop them in a collection tin like you would with any other coins.
  • Sell them as scrap metal. If you have a large number of low-denomination coins that you definitely won't use again, you may be able to sell them for a fixed price per kilo at your local scrap dealer.
Is it safe to send Costa Rica colons in the post?

When posting your Costa Rica colons, we recommend you use Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully insured and guaranteed to arrive on the next working day. Packages sent by Special Delivery go through a more secure process than regular mail and can be tracked from the moment they enter the system right up to the point of delivery where they must be signed for by the supplier. It is very rare for Royal Mail to lose a Special Delivery package, but in the unlikely event this does happen Royal Mail will refund you the entire insured amount plus postage costs. You can also reclaim your postage costs if Royal Mail do not deliver your currency on time.

When you purchase Special Delivery you'll be given an option to insure your package for up to £2,500 and you'll be given a receipt which contains a tracking number and proof of postage. If you are sending more than £2,500 worth of Costa Rica colons, you can split them up into multiple packages and insure each package for an appropriate amount.

The cost of Special Delivery varies depending on the amount you've insured the package for, but we estimate this cost for you in our comparison results above. You should ensure that your Costa Rica colons are securely packaged before you post them; we recommend you use a plastic tamper-proof envelope that you can obtain from the Post Office when you purchase Special Delivery. If you are in any doubt, just ask the Post Office clerk to check your package before you send it and they will advise you on whether it is suitably packaged and insured.

How and when will I be paid?

For orders sent by post you'll be paid by Bank Transfer within 3 working days from the day you currency is received. For orders exchanged in person you'll be paid immediately in cash.

What happens if the buy back rate changes before my Costa Rica colons have been received?

The Costa Rica colon buy back rate you receive will be the prevailing rate on the day your currency is received. This rate does not usually change significantly from day to day but it does mean you may receive slightly more or slightly less than the amount quoted today.

If you're unhappy with the final amount received, you can arrange to have your currency returned minus postage costs.

Can I sell Costa Rica colons that are old, withdrawn or out-of-circulation?

Every so often, a country will update it's currency and issue a new set of notes or coins whilst simultaneously withdrawing the old ones. The withdrawn currency is usually accepted for a while after the issue of the new currency to allow a for graceful transition to take place, but eventually the old currency will cease to become legal tender. Once this happens, the old currency cannot usually be exchanged.

If you're unsure whether the Costa Rica colons you have can still be exchanged, we recommend you contact the supplier beforehand and they will gladly help you to determine whether your notes can be accepted.