Philippine Coins: 1983 50 Centavo Error Coin
The first minting of the Philippine 50 centavo coin of the flora and fauna in 1983 had a major error on it. As always Banko Sentral was quick to correct the error. I don’t know how many error coins were actually put into circulation, but according to some websites, this error coin is quite rare nowadays, but the price is still relatively cheap.
Can you guess the error?
|Bangko Sentral made an error in the Philippine Eagle’s scientific name. Can you guess which if the above is the mistake?
The left coin reads, “PITHECOPHAGA JEFFERYI.” The one on the right reads, “PITHECOBHAGA JEFFERYI.”
Did you notice the difference? The P and B. so which one is the error coin?
|This error coin in still quite good in appearance, but you can clearly see the scratches on the coin. The correct coin at the top is better looking, but then again the error was minted first, making it older the the correct coin.|
|A better closeup of the error.|
Its kind of cool to have one of these and I am a proud owner of a piece of history that tell me even banks make mistakes. >_<
Below is the coin I separated. For me this is the most visually appealing of the bunch.
|1983 50 Centavo coin. Flora and Fauna series.|