Philippine Coins: 2014 10 Piso Apolinario Mabini Commemorative Coin
Just last year, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released a set of commemorative coins. Two 5 Piso coins and one 10 Piso coins. I was quite excited when these came out and I had hoped I could be the first one to get these straight from the mint, but that was a long shot. With that, I headed to my favorite coin dealer and bought a set for a price.
Featured here is the Apolinario Mabini 150 taon commemorative coin. This commemorates the hero’s 150th birthday. Mabini was born on July 23, 1864.
2014 10 Piso Apolinario Mabini Commemorative OBVERSE “REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS” Bust of Apolinario Mabini with a quill on the right. “10 PISO” “APOLINARIO MABINI”
2014 10 Piso Apolinario Mabini Commemorative REVERSE “TALINO AT PANININDIGAN” A paralyzed Mabini while writing; BSP Logo; Mabini’s Signature “150 taon” “1864-2014”
Specifications: Metal: Bi-Metallic (Nickel-brass center in Copper-nickel ring) Weight: 8.7 g Diameter: 27 mm Thickness: 2 mm
Also known as the “Sublime Paralytic”, Mabini was a key figure in the Philippine revolution. He served as the first Prime Minister during the establishment of the First Philippine Republic. He was paralyzed because of polio.
Taking a closer look at the coin, a repeating text, “TALINO AT PANININDIGAN”, fills the nickel ring’s background in the coins reverse. This creates an interesting patterned design on the coin.