Philippine Banknotes: 200 Piso New Generation Currency

2010 was when Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) rolled out the New Generation Currency (NGC) notes. 2007 was the year the new notes were conceptualized. It was to replace the New Design Series (NDS) notes that are in circulation since 1985. As of this date, BSP has stopped printing the New Design Series notes and will be completely demonetized by 2017.

The New Generation Currency notes feature the same heroes in the obverse. On the reverse, prominent, iconic, and historical places in the country, instead of events and buildings in the NDS notes. BSP was very keen in adding new security features never before seen in Philippine currency.

The color theme for each note remains the same from the NDS notes. Orange for the 20 Pesos, red for the 50, violet for the 100, green for 200, yellow for 500, and blue for the 1000 Pesos.

Featured here is the 200 Piso New Generation Currency note.

200 Pesos New Generation Currency Banknote Obverse

200 Piso New Generation Currency note
OBVERSE

“REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS”
“ANG SALAPING ITO AY BAYARIN NG BANGKO SENTRAL AT PINANANAGUTAN NG REPIBLIKA NG PILIPINAS”
“PINAGPALA ANG BAYAN NA ANG DIYOS AY ANG PANGINOON”
(Lit. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”)
“DALAWANDAANG PISO”

Logo:
Seal of The Republic of the Philippines
BSP Logo

Portrait:
DIOSDADO P. MACAPAGAL

Other Images:
INDEPENDENCE HOUSE
EDSA PEOPLE POWER II JANUARY 2001
BARASOAIN CHURCH

200 Pesos New Generation Currency Banknote Reverse

200 Piso New Generation Currency note
REVERSE

“Bohol Chocolate Hills”
“Tarsier | Tarsius syrichta
“DALAWANDAANG PISO”

Featured Symbol of nature: Tarsier

Lacework design origin: Bohol

Outline of the Philippine map with a dot marking the location of Chocolate Hills.

Just like is predecessor NDS note, this banknote retains its green color scheme. It features the tarsier on the reverse. Its not yet endangered, but its getting there because of habitat loss. Its one of the smallest primates in the world. The iconic chocolate hills is also featured on this banknote. Its a popular tourists spot and one off the protected areas of the Philippines. There is an estimate of about 1,700 chocolate hills that are locally called “burol“.

This 200 Peso bill is quite rare. I don’t see this much in circulation. I was lucky to have kept a 2010 issue. It could be that production of this banknote is low or the demand for it is probably low. In my opinion, its one of those banknotes that wouldn’t matter if it existed or not.

Enjoy!

~ by MAV on September 23, 2015.

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