Philippine Coins: 1995 25 Centavo New BSP Series

In 1995, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas started minting the new BSP series coins. They ranged from 1 Sentimo (Centavo) to 5 Piso (Pesos). It wasn’t until 2000 that the 10 Peso coin was minted and became part of the series. In this post I will be featuring the 25 Centavo coin. This coin doesn’t feature any hero or human figure. In previous 25 centavo coins, Juan Luna was the hero depicted.

VLUU L100, M100 / Samsung L100, M100

1995 25 Sentimo
Coins minted from 1995 to 2003 are made of brass.
Coins minted from 2004 up to the present are made of brass plated steel.

VLUU L100, M100 / Samsung L100, M100

1995 25 Sentimo

This particular coin in my collection has its reverse side tilted to the right in relation to its obverse.
I am not certain if this is a minting error, but i have not observed this tilt in other 25 centavo coins from this series. Some collectors keep coins with tilted sides. I have seen some coins on the internet with more extreme tilt angles.

I have two of these in my album and the other does not have the tilted reverse. You may have noticed by now that most of my coins are from the first minting year 1995. My goal for my collection of Philippine coins is to assemble each series with coins from their first minting year. In the case of this series, the New BSP series, its 1995 for 1 Centavo to 5 Pesos, and 2000 for the 10 Pesos.

Click the links below to view other coins of this series or click here to view the list of coins under the New BSP Series.




~ by MAV on March 12, 2013.

4 Responses to “Philippine Coins: 1995 25 Centavo New BSP Series”

  1. I have this coin bearing the year 1996. But what is strange about it is the color. It is not the usual color gold. It is actually colored silver. Were these coins minted in this silver color?

    • Hi. All 25 Centavo coins minted are gold in color. The silver one you have was coated with another metal by someone else other than the bank. I am not sure if its legal to do this, but I can assure you that the bank does not mint these in silver. I usually see these in Catholic weddings here in the Philippines. 13 pieces are brought to the church altar during the wedding ceremony. It is locally called “aras”. Sort of like an offering for prosperity.

      • Thanx for the clarification, and you’re right. I see a tiny portion of the coin peeling already. Foolish me. That explanation with the ‘aras’ practice sounds plausible.

  2. I have this coin and 10 piso 200o0 and new 10 piso 2014 talino at paniningan 5piso leyte.marami akong coin na pinag iipon ko dhl nkt ko sa image ng phil gold coin result ang prblm ko kc anong gawin ko nito.

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