Correos de Costa Rica has issued a commemorative stamp and a metal token to mark the opening of the national stadium.
The stamp bears photos of both the new and the old stadiums in Parque la Sabana. Both were released Saturday during the stadium’s inauguration. They were available for sale at the stadium. The stamp also comes with a first-day cover and a special cancelation. The stamp has a face value of 1,000 colons or about $2.
The metal token looks like a coin but it has no monetary value. It is produced by the Mint of Costa Rica S.A. The mint, also called Casa de la Moneda, is in Ipís de Goicoechea. It is a private firm not to be confused with the government mint that went out of business in 1949. The mint’s main customer now is the Banco Central de Costa Rica.