Philippine Banknotes: 20 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 20 Piso New Generation Currency note.

20 Pesos New Generation Currency Banknote Obverse

20 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”)
“DALAWAMPUNG PISO”

Logo:
Seal of The Republic of the Philippines
BSP Logo

Portrait:
MANUEL L. QUEZON

Other Images:
MALACAÑAN PALACE
FILIPINO AS THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE, 1935

20 Pesos New Generation Currency Banknote Obverse

20 Piso New Generation Currency note
REVERSE

“Banaue Rice Terraces”
“UNESCO World Heritage Site”
“Palm Civet | Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus Philippinensis”
“DALAWAMPUNG PISO”

Featured Symbol of nature: Palm Civet

Lacework design origin: Cordilleras

Outline of the Philippine map with a dot marking the location of Banaue Rice Terraces.

The orange colored 20 Piso banknote features the Banaue Rice Terraces, a UNESCO world heritage site that’s also a very popular tourist destination. Dubbed the 8th wonder of the world (not official), it is located in the province of Ifugao and is believed to have been build largely by hand over 2000 years ago for planting rice (which requires flat ground) and other crops. The Banaue rice terraces are also featured on the reverse of the soon to be demonetized 1000 Piso New Design Series banknotes.

The palm civet, a wild cat, locally known as “musang” or “alamid”, is famous for being used by coffee farmers to produce the famous alamid coffee or civet coffee. The palm civet feeds on coffee beans and farmers gather the beans that come out the back end. Its a popular coffee blend. Coffee lovers swear its the best coffee in the world.

Enjoy!

~ by MAV on October 4, 2015.

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