Plants and Animals in Costa Rican Numismatics
During June and July 2010, the Tirimbina Biological Reserve has a temporary exhibition for its visitors, from the Gold Museum in San Jose. The objective of this exhibition is for visitors to see and appreciate the diverse flora and fauna presented on our coins and bills, and to understand why these images were used. The exhibition is based on studies by biologists José Vargas and Jorge Gómez of the University of Costa Rica who have been researching this topic for several years. According to Vargas, they have been able to clarify many questions as to the species represented.