Banknotes with overprints are somewhat like commemorative coins. They commemorate certain events, people, and places. There are not as many commemorative banknotes as there are coins, but they have become collectibles too.
Most overprints in the Philippines were done on the New Design banknotes from the 5 Peso up to the 1000 Peso notes. There are official overprints and there are unofficial overprints as well.
Most of these overprints command a relatively modest price compared to their coin counterparts mainly because banknotes cannot be printed on silver or gold paper unlike coins that can be minted on precious metals. However, over prints do become expensive when they go in combination with a star note, specimen note, or low serial number note.
This site features some of the latest commemorative overprints. Its monetary value do not go much higher than its face value. Overprints don’t have a higher buying power than their regular counterparts, but add in the collectors value and you got something else.
Check out some of the overprint banknotes below.
Overprint on Ang Bagong Lipunan banknotes
Overprint on New Design banknotes
- 5 Pesos
- 20 Pesos
- 50 Pesos
- 100 Pesos
- 200 Pesos
- 500 Pesos