Philippine Banknotes: 1987 5 PISO San Lorenzo Ruiz Overprint

In 1987, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released a commemorative overprint for the canonization of Lorenzo Ruiz on October 18, 1987.

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1987 5 PISO SAN LORENZO RUIZ OVERPRINT
“KANONISASYON NG PINAGPALANG LORENZO RUIZ”
(CANONIZATION OF BLESSED LORENZO RUIZ)
Image of Lorenzo Ruiz praying to Mary and depiction of his execution
“OKTUBRE 18, 1987”

Trivia:

  • Lorenzo Ruiz was executed in Nagasaki, Japan on September 29, 1637.
  • He [Ruiz] was beatified by Pope John Paul II on February 18, 1981, during the Pope’s visit to the Philippines.
  • Lorenzo Ruiz’s beatification was the first ever to be held outside the Vatican.
  • Lorenzo Ruiz was canonized on October 18, 1987, by the same Pope that beatified him.
  • He is the first patron saint of the Philippines. The second being San Pedro Calungsod.

I bought this overprint. I don’t remember seeing any of these in circulation. I can’t say it’s a rare overprint. It might just be unpopular since the country was just starting to get back to its feet during this time. However, almost all Filipinos know Lorenzo Ruiz.

Enjoy!

 

~ by MAV on January 30, 2015.

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