Philippine Coins and Bills

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Site Description: Interesting facts about Philippine coins and paper bills. Excellent resource for coin and banknote collectors.
Date Joined: Nov 6, 2006

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20 Piso Banknote - 25 years, 6 presidents
on Jul 29, 2012 in Banknotes philippine banknotes philippine currency Even though our 20 peso bill design was practically unchanged for 25 years since 1985, it has borne the signature of six Philippine Presidents and five central bank governors. Indeed, banknotes are witnesses to, and themselves artifacts of, our Natio...

1 Peso Commemorative Coin - 150 years Jose Rizal
on Jan 8, 2012 in Coins Commemorative Coins One Piso Commemorative Coin150 years Jose Rizal Birth AnniversaryObverse: Jose Rizal, "150 years," "Republika ng Pilipinas," "1861-2011"Reverse: logo of the Bankgo Sentral ng Pilipinas, "1 Piso," "2011" Shape: roundEdge: reededMaterial: nickel-plate...

500 Peso Spoof - Ninoy Aquino Smiles!
on Dec 23, 2011 in spoof trivia Merry Christmas!As we commemorate the day of Jesus' birth, would like to extend its wishes of joy to everyone.Let us not spare Ninoy Aquino on the 500 peso banknote. His worried composure has no place in this time of rejoicing.

Fluorescent Marks - New Generation Currency
on Sep 26, 2011 in trivia Security Features Fluorescent marks are the invisible phosphor dyes on banknotes that glow under UV or blacklight. Fluorescent prints are among the security features used in currency to deter counterfeiting (although counterfeiters are already able to imitate them). T...

Antibacterial Banknotes
on May 17, 2011 in Banknotes trivia It’s not hard to imagine just how dirty banknotes are. They are exchanged from one dirty hand to another, get dirty wet in markets, fall on dirty soil, and come in contact with other dirty money. We fold them, crease them, roll them, crumple them,...

Trivia: How many soldiers on 50 peso bill?
on Apr 24, 2011 in trivia While the fifty peso banknote from the New Design Series (NDS) is still in wide circulation, let's challenge ourselves to a little trivia:How many soldiers can you spot on the obverse (front) of the 50 peso bill (NDS)?(clue: there are more than 0 of...

2010 BSP Statistics on Coins and Banknotes
on Apr 24, 2011 in stats In their 2010 Annual Report, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas gives us a glimpse on the volume of Philippine currency notes printed and coins minted during the past year. Banknotes870.05 million pieces printed 213.85 million pieces with the signatur...

How Philippine Banknotes are Printed
on Feb 20, 2011 in videos trivia This is a very informative video from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) that shows how our banknotes are printed. It also explains why with BSPs ability to print money, they don't just print more money. video sourceThorough planning and delib...

Indonesian Island in New Philippine Banknotes
on Feb 5, 2011 in trivia errors I just got hold of my very own New Generation Currency Banknotes. As author of this blog, it is a shame it took me this long to get my hands on them. However, as I had my chance to actually scrutinize them in much detail, I spotted a weird island on...

Problem with Scientific Names in New Generation Banknotes
on Dec 19, 2010 in errors Aside from tourist spots, the reverse side of the New Generation Banknotes feature also feature endemic and notable animals such as the tarsier (P200) and the whale shark (P1000). Along with their common English name, the animals are also labeled by...

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