Postal service will market medallions honoring Saprissa

Examples of the three medallions

Correos de Costa Rica is coming out with a set of three medallions that commemorate the 75th anniversary of Deportivo Saprissa, the soccer team.

The new issue also is by the private Casa de Moneda de Costa Rica, which also issued a commemorative medallion honoring the new national stadium.

One medal contains a representation of El Monstruo, the team’s mascot, and a trophy from a major win. A second medal contains the image of Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, who founded the team. The third version contains the image of Roberto Fernández, co-founder of the sports club.

One medal went on sale Thursday. And the other two will be available at postal offices a week apart. The price is 6,000 colons, about $12, and each comes with a brochure describing the medallion and the team.

The postal service also is marketing a commemorative medallion marking the 375 anniversary of the Virgen de los Ángles, the country’s patroness.

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