History seminar Saturday on country’s currency

The Museos del Banco Nacional Costa Rica is hosting a seminar on the history of the country’s money Saturday at 10 a.m.

The lecture, “De la Palmera al Colón: Ocho Reversos de Monedas del Siglo XIX.” will take place in the auditorium of the underground museum. It’s located underneath the Plaza de la Cultura in downtown San José.

The speaker will talk about the eight different coins of the country during the 19th century. Including the first form of currency for the young country.

This form is part of the Feria de Monedas y Billetes, or the money currency fair. There will be an exhibit of coins and paper money in the museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the lobby.

The museum will hold a variety of numismatic activities inside the museum.

Those interested can visit the museum Web site at www.museosbancocentral.com.

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