Philippine Banknotes: 1942 One Centavo Japanese Invasion Money

•March 25, 2018 • Leave a Comment

The Empire of Japan occupied the Philippines from 1942 to 1945. It was during these years that the Japanese government declared a monopoly of the issueance of money. Starting sometime in 1942 new banknotes were released by the Second Philippine Republic under President Jose P. Laurel. These were formally known as Japanese government-issued Philippine peso. Many Filipinos call the currency Mickey Mouse Money.

Denominations released in 1942 are 1 Centavo, 5 Centavos, 10 Centavos, 50 Centavos, 1 Peso, 5 Pesos, and 10 Pesos. In later years until 1945 100 Pesos, 500 Pesos, and 1000 Pesos were added due to hyperinflation.

Featured here is the One Centavo banknote.

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Philippine Coins: 2017 5 Piso New Generation Currency

•March 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has released a new 5 Piso coin under the New Generation Currency series. This is the first coin for this series and it was released in advance on November 30, 2017 as a commemorative circulating coin, marking Bonifacio’s 120th death anniversary, and as a replacement to the New BSP Series 5 Piso coin.

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Philippine Coins: 2017 10 Piso Antonio Luna Commemorative Coin

•January 24, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Considered one of the greatest Filipino Generals, Heneral Antonio Luna y Novicio was born on 29 October 1866 in Manila. He served as the chief of operations during the Philippine-American war. He is known for his guerrilla tactics and employed trench warfare during the war. He died on June 1899 at Nueva Ecija.

To commemorate his 150th birth anniversary, BSP minted a commemorative 10 Piso coin that was released in November 2017.

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Philippine Coins: 2016 1 Piso Isidoro Torres Commemorative Coin

•November 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment

General Isidoro Torres was born on April 10, 1866 at Matimbo, Malolos, from the province of Bulacan.

1 Piso coin was minted in 2016 and released on August 2017 to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. This is 1 of three (3) coins. See here for more details on the other 2 coins.

2016 Hen Isidoro Torres Commemorative Coin Obverse Continue reading ‘Philippine Coins: 2016 1 Piso Isidoro Torres Commemorative Coin’

New Commemorative Coins from BSP

•September 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Just sharing new commemorative coins from BSP. These came out a while back and I’m sure most are already aware of the existence of these coins since they are being sold online. I do apologize for being late in posting about these coins, but as of this date I do not yet own any of these new coins. What I will be sharing is the image of the coins courtesy of BSP and the links directing to BSP’s official website regarding the release of these coins.

1 Piso ASEAN Commemorative coin
More info here.

The ASEAN coin was released January 2017 and was officially unveiled by President Duterte in Davao City.

The following coins were released to commemorate birthdays of prominent figures in Philippine history.

1Piso Reverend Horacio dela Costa 100th birth anniverary.

1 PISO General Isidro Torres 150th birth anniversary

1 PISO General Artemio Ricarte 150th birth anniversary

Info on the coins above can be found here. Though the media release date of BSP for these coins was August 2017, you will notice that the coins are dated 2016.

All coins are legal tender and have been circulated.


Philippine Banknotes: New Generation Currency Gallery (2010-present)

•December 20, 2016 • 1 Comment

New Generation Currency

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Philippine Banknotes: Overprint Gallery

•December 20, 2016 • Leave a Comment


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