Philippine Banknotes: 2011 100 Peso Ateneo Law School 75 Years

In 1936, Ateneo de Manila opened its Law School. 2011 marks their 75th anniversary and to commemorate this event, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released a commemorative banknote.

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2011 100 PISO Ateneo Law School 75 Years

2011_100PISO_ATENEO_OVERPRINT_CLOSE_wtm“75 YEARS”
“ATENEO”
“LAW SCHOOL”
“AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM”

Their motto, “AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM”, can be translated as “For the greater glory of God.” It is the Latin motto of the Society of Jesus, better known by their informal name, the “Jesuits”.

In their first year of taking the bar exam, they produced their first top-notcher, Claudio M. Teehankee, who would later become the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines in 1986.

I had a bit of a hard time finding one of these overprints. They were abundant in 2011 and slowly declined in number by 2013. I have not come across a very crisp and clean banknote. What I have has seen a lot of use. The creases can be seen clearly in the images above. I don’t recall where I got this particular banknote, but I found another just recently in my change.

New banknotes can be purchased from local coin dealers for a premium. If you happen to find one, keep it. It may be worth much more to collectors as time goes by.

Enjoy!

~ by MAV on December 4, 2014.

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