Philippine Coins: 1967 Limampung Sentimos Pilipino Series

The coin series following the English Series coins was called the Pilipino Series. This marks the beginning of all Philippine coins being minted in the Tagalog language and features prominent Filipino people in history instead of the seated man and lady liberty featured in earlier coins. The word “sentimo” replaced “centavo” and a number denoting the value was also added to the obverse.

Minting started in 1967, but for this series most coins were minted 1 year after the reflected date. Some of the 1967 coins were minted in 1968, and most, if not all, of the 1972 coins were minted in 1973. Most coins from this series were minted in various mints in the United States and in other mints in neighboring Asian countries. The 1 Piso was introduced in this series in 1972 making it the largest denomination of this coin series. Production of these coins stopped in 1974.

I had a bit of difficulty finding coins in this series in their first minting year. I had to spend a bit to complete a series that features coins in their first year of minting – 1967 for the 1 Sentimo to 50 Sentimos, and 1972 for the 1 Piso.

In this post, I will be featuring the LIMAMPUNG SENTIMOS (Fifty Centavo) coin.


1967 Limampung Sentimos

Bust of Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaytan
(Click name for more info)
Metal: Copper-nickel-zinc

1967 Limampung Sentimos

Coat of arms
Weight: 8 g
Diameter: 27.5 mm
Thickness: 1.95 mm

Marcelo H. del Pilar was a propagandist of the Philippine Revolution. He was a lawyer who defended the poor against the abuses of the Spanish clergy. He became the editor of the reformist periodical, La Solidaridad and was popularly known by his pen name, Plaridel. He founded the Diariong Tagalog as a means to propagate ideals of democracy to the farmers and peasants. He died in Spain, but his remains were later brought back to the Philippines. He is the pride of Bulacan.

I found this coin in the bargain bin at one of the coin dealers here. It’s got a lot of stains and tarnishes, but details are still clear. Coins of this denomination were minted in the years, 1967, 1971, 1972, and 1974.


There are two types minted in 1972. There were minor differences in the year (1972). It would be great to have these types of coins. For more info on the types, click here.

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

Isang Sentimo (1 Centavo)
Limang Sentimos (5 Centavos)
Sampung Sentimos (10 Centavos)
Dalawamput Limang Sentimos (25 Centavos)
Piso (1 Peso)



~ by MAV on January 10, 2014.

13 Responses to “Philippine Coins: 1967 Limampung Sentimos Pilipino Series”

  1. I was wonding if you could tell me how much the 1972 Limampung sentimos with Marcelo H Del Pilar was worth?

    • Hi. Thank you for commenting. The 1972 Limampung Sentimos is not worth much. Depending on the condition, it can be worth as low as 5 pesos to as much as 70 pesos. There are also 2 types for the 1972. There are lots of these in coin shops and they are usually found in the bargain bins mixed with other coins.

  2. Is it worth any thing. the 1967 10 sentimos

  3. Can you give me more info about this 50 sentimos? Because i really need a definition of it for my project

  4. meron ako 5osin agela,1990/ at 1967 n 50sentavos at piso n1972

  5. In PHILLIPINES what kind of metal .. of 50 cents … Im also selling my coins plss contact me in FB

  6. mag kanu un limanpung centimos

  7. bumibili po b kau ng 50 cents marcelo h. del pilar 1967 &1972 nagkano nyo po binibili?

  8. I have 1964 marcelo h. Del pilar coin po
    How much po ba yung value nito

  9. I have 1peso and 50cent old coin, 1972-1974

  10. I have 200 plus pieces of coins of 50 centavos marcelo del pilar and 200 plus pieces of coins of 10 centavos francisco baltazar. 09062717262 is my number.. txt or call me for interested buyer..

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