Philippine Coins: 5 PISO Ang Bagong Lipunan Series

In 1975, 3 years after the declaration of Martial Law by President Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippine coinage would once again be changed. This series is called “Ang Bagong Lipunan” (The New Society) or ABL series. This replaced the Pilipino series coins and was created to commemorate a new government.

This series is divided into 2 periods, 1975 to 1978, and 1979 to 1982. The 50 Sentimo was not included in this series and a new, 5 PISO, denomination was added. I will show you the differences between the coins of each period.

Featured here is the 5 PISO coin.

5 PISO
1975-1978 1979-1982
OBVERSE
1975 5 PISO OBVERSE 1982 5 PISO OBVERSE
1975 5 PISO ABL SERIES
“ANG BAGONG LIPUNAN”
“SETYEMBRE 21,”
“1972”
“PANGULONG”
“FERDINAND E. MARCOS”
“1975”
Metal: Nickel
1982 5 PISO ABL SERIES
“ANG BAGONG LIPUNAN”
“SETYEMBRE 21,”
“1972”
“PANGULONG”
“FERDINAND E. MARCOS”
“1982”
Metal: Nickel
REVERSE
1975 5 PISO REVERSE 1982 5 PISO REVERSE
1975 5 PISO ABL SERIES
“REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS”
Seal of the Philippines
Banner: “REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS”
“5 PISO”
Minted in Canada
1982 5 PISO ABL SERIES
“REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS”
Seal of the Philippines
Banner: “ISANG BANSA ISANG DIWA”
“5 PISO”
Minted at the Franklin Mint, USA
*image from http://en.numista.com/

Specifications:
Weight: 22 g
Diameter: 36.5 mm

The 5 PISO is different among all the other coins of this series because of the following reasons:

  1. The bust of then President Ferdinand E. Marcos is featured on the coin. This is the only time a Philippine circulation coin featured a living person.
  2. The date SETYEMBRE 21, 1972 (September 21, 1972) is the date that President Marcos declared Martial Law.
  3. None of the 5 PISO coins were minted locally. All came from Canada and the US.
  4. All 5 PISO coins of this series are pure nickel.
  5. Most of the coins in 1975 and 1982 are from the Sherrit Mint in Canada. All look exactly the same except for the year mark on the obverse. All coins from the Sherrit Mint, dated 1982, used the 1975 reverse die. Because of this, the banner on the reverse still reads, “REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS” instead of, “ISANG BANSA ISANG DIWA.”
  6. All coins dated 1976 to 1981 are proof coins from the Franklin Mint in the US and were minted in limited numbers. All feature the FM mint mark on the reverse. The Franklin Mint also made proof coins dated 1975 and 1982 all with the FM mint mark on the reverse.
  7. All coins dated 1979 to 1982 with “ISANG BANSA ISANG DIWA” on the banner at the reverse side, all came from the Franklin Mint. These are quite hard to come by and are quite expensive.

This coin was planned to be a regular circulation coin. However, it only saw limited use because of its rather large size and because of the declining popularity of President Marcos whose bust is featured on the coin.

Allegedly, all coins from the Franklin Mint contain silver. This has not been proven to be true and all collectors I know do not believe these coins contain silver.

I don’t own any coins from the Franklin Mint. What I do own are coins dated 1975 and 1982 from the Sherrit Mint. I don’t yet own a coin with “ISANG BANSA ISANG DIWA” on the reverse. Last time I checked, the uncirculated (UNC) grade, Franklin Mint coins go for 350 Pesos each. Price is reasonable, but still too high for me. I would probably be ok if the price is 100 Pesos or lower.

This coin is no longer legal tender. It is readily available from all local coin dealers for a reasonable price. The coins I have came from my grandmother. She gave them to me way back in the early 90’s when I was still in grade school.

Click here to view other coins from Ang Bagong Lipunan Series.

Enjoy!

~ by MAV on October 5, 2014.

30 Responses to “Philippine Coins: 5 PISO Ang Bagong Lipunan Series”

  1. Do you know what would probably its value now if I am going to sell it?

    • Hi. Based from prices at stores I visited, the 5 Peso Marcos coin usually sells for 20 pesos and up. What year is the coin that you have?

  2. hi, i would like to sell my 5piso coin 1975, how much will it be?

    • Depending on the condition of the coin, it could be worth 10 pesos or 100 pesos. If you don’t mind, can you send me a photo of the coin? (front and back). Thanks.

      • I have 640 pcs. of this coin. no scratches or dent. I would like to know if you have a shop so i can drop by. or can i have you number?

      • Ummm so 5 peso of marcos is 20 pesos right

  3. hi i have 5 piso 1975 coins perfect conditions, i can send you pictures if you like. how much is it?

  4. i have lots of 1975 coins here please email me if your interested in buying.

  5. Anyone wants to but this kind of coin. Please email me. I have 600 ++ pcs of it.
    amsilva.1019@gmail.com

  6. may nabili pa po ba ng 5 peso bagong lipunan coins ngayon and how much? thanks

  7. May nakita ko sabi sa headlines niya 5 piso coin raw ay umaabot sa 9,200php..

    • Wow! can you please share the headline? I would really want to see the coin that sold for that much.

      • ang mga coins na luma ay binibili sa mga bangketa, sa mga nag tutubog ng ginto at mga alaherong naka squat lang sa mga palengke, nasubukan kong maka bili nito sa parteng ilocos at isabela, at mag kakaiba ang appraisals nila. gaya na lamang ng 5 peso coin na 1975 , MArcos Coin ay nagkakahalaga ng 2500.00 samantalang sa gawing isabela naman ay nasa 750 namin ito nakuha, posibleng ito ay sa kakulangan ng impormasyon sa barya , o sa kalagayan ng nag may ari nito, kung ang old coins ay nasa poder ng average class collector, o ito ay napulot lang, nakuha sa mga lumang gamit sa bahay, hindi nila kadalasan alam ang kasalukuyang value nito, pero kung mag reresearch po lamang sila sa history ng mga baryang ito, makikita nila na limitado lamang ang bilang ng na mint .,ibig sabihin, mas kokonting sirkulasyon sa kanyang kapanahunan, mas mataas ang halaga nito sa kasalukuyan, sa ngayon ang 5.00 old coins 1975 marcos coin ay maari mong ma ibenta sa halagang 6,700- 9,200 depende sa klase nito, at kasalukuyang hulma at kinis.

  8. ang mga coins na luma ay binibili sa mga bangketa, sa mga nag tutubog ng ginto at mga alaherong naka squat lang sa mga palengke, nasubukan kong maka bili nito sa parteng ilocos at isabela, at mag kakaiba ang appraisals nila. gaya na lamang ng 5 peso coin na 1975 , MArcos Coin ay nagkakahalaga ng 2500.00 samantalang sa gawing isabela naman ay nasa 750 namin ito nakuha, posibleng ito ay sa kakulangan ng impormasyon sa barya , o sa kalagayan ng nag may ari nito, kung ang old coins ay nasa poder ng average class collector, o ito ay napulot lang, nakuha sa mga lumang gamit sa bahay, hindi nila kadalasan alam ang kasalukuyang value nito, pero kung mag reresearch po lamang sila sa history ng mga baryang ito, makikita nila na limitado lamang ang bilang ng na mint .,ibig sabihin, mas kokonting sirkulasyon sa kanyang kapanahunan, mas mataas ang halaga nito sa kasalukuyan, sa ngayon ang 5.00 old coins 1975 marcos coin ay maari mong ma ibenta sa halagang 6,700- 9,200 depende sa klase nito, at kasalukuyang hulma at kinis.

  9. sir saan po pde maibenta ang 5 peso 1975?

  10. txaka ask lang po sir. kung saan po matatagpuan ung mga bumibili pa ng mga lumang coins ? rply po tnx…

  11. nka pagbenta nbkyo s article n yan?

  12. I would like to ask if what is the value of 5peso coin from 1975 because i would like to sell it.thanks contact me on fb nathan_beren@yahoo.com

  13. i have 1975 Marcos 5 peso coin san po ba pwede maibenta ito

    • Hello. Subukan po ninyo sa mga coin dealers sa Recto. Pero depende po yan sa condition ng coin. Kung maganda pa ang coin, makinis, wala gaanong gasgas at makintab pa, nagkakahalaga po yan ng 300 pesos based sa mga nakita ko sa mga coin dealers.

      • I am the collector of foreign coins & bills from different countries as a hobby to collect foreign money used for trade & economy around the world as collectors item. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

  14. I want to sell my 5 peso coins ferdinand marcos 1972 in a cheap price since i need money for my dad…contact me through 0918-757 5758. Thanks

  15. Hello! Baka Po may interesadong bumili ng old coin ang bagong lipunan 1975.good condition paki contact po ako 09428249796.

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