Philippine Coins: 1992 1 Piso Araw ng Kagitingan Commemorative Coin
It was April 9, 1942, when Filipino and American troops surrendered to the invading Japanese Imperial Army in World War 2. This was also the start of the famous Bataan Death March.
Formerly known as Bataan Day, April 9 of every year was named “Araw ng Kagitingan” or Day of Valor starting 1987 . It is observed as a National Holiday in the Philippines to commemorate the soldiers, both Filipino and American, who fought to protect democracy. In 1966, the Mount Samat National Shrine or the “Dambana ng Kagitingan” was commissioned as a memorial to the valiant soldiers who fought in Bataan.
1992 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan. To commemorate this event, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas minted a 1 Peso coin.
1992 1 PISO Araw ng Kagitingan Commemorative
Metal: Stainless Steel
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 21.5 mm
This coin is unlike any other commemorative coin I have because of its small size. If I am not mistaken, this is the smallest commemorative coin in the Philippines. It’s a fairly easy coin to obtain. I got this one from a bargain bin in a coin dealer’s shop.