The Philippine peso has since traded versus the U.S. dollar in a range of ₱24–46 from 1993–99, ₱40–56 from 2000–2009, and ₱40–54 from 2010–2019. The previous 1903–1934 definition of a peso as 12.9 grains of 0.9 gold (or 0.0241875 XAU) is now worth ₱1,252 based on gold prices as of September 2015.
- Formerly Circulating Coins
- Circulating Coins
The Philippine peso is derived from the Spanish dollar or pieces of eight brought over in large quantities by the Manila galleons of the 16th to 19th centuries. From the same Spanish peso or dollaris derived the various pesos of Latin America, the dollars of the US and Hong Kong, as well as the Chinese yuan and the Japanese yen.
In 1935, when the Commonwealth was established by the Congress of the United States, they issued a three-piece commemorative set (that sold very poorly) to commemorate the occasion. In 1937, the Commonwealth Arms were adapted to all circulating coinage. (Mint marks are M for Manila, D for Denver, Sfor San Francisco, and no mint mark for Philadelphia)
In 1958, a new, entirely base metal coinage was introduced, consisting of bronze 1 centavo, brass 5 centavos and nickel-brass 10, 25 and 50 centavos. This series was demonetized after August 31, 1979, except for the 10-centavo that was demonetized only after January 2, 1998.
In 1967, the coinage was altered to reflect the use of Filipino names for the currency units. 1-piso coins were reintroduced in 1972. The series was demonetized after Jan. 2, 1998.
BSP Coin series
In December 1995, a new set of coins and notes was issued which carried the logo of the new BSP: 5- and 1-piso and 25-, 10-, 5- and 1-sentimo, with the aim of carrying out the demonetization of all previous series on Jan 3, 1998. On July 10, 2001, BSP issued the 10-piso coin for general circulation to commemorate its 8th anniversary. It has the profiles of Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini in a con-joint or in tandem manner on the obverse side. The reverse side bears the seal of the Bang...
New Generation Currency Coin series
On March 26, 2018, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas introduced the New Generation Currency Coin Series which was circulated through banks on March 27. The new series features native Philippine flora. Sentimo denominated coins depict a stylized representation of the Philippine flag on the obverse. Peso denominated coins depict the portraits of renowned national heroes of the Philippines on the obverse. However, the 10-sentimo coin is not included in this series, because it was removed as a gene...
Current legal tender commemorative coins
On December 9, 2011, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued a commemorative one-peso coin in celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of José Rizal. The coins are in the same dimensions as the circulating one peso coins with Rizal's face from the front instead of in profile. The new coin also has the new logo of the central bank and is legal tenderwith the current series. On December 18, 2013, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas issued a commemorative ten-peso coin in celebration of the 1...
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The Ang Bagong Lipunan Series (literally, ”The New Society Series") is the name used to refer to Philippine banknotes issued by the Central Bank of the Philippines from 1978 to 1985. It was succeeded by the New Design Series of banknotes. The lowest denomination of the series is 2- piso and the highest is 100- piso.
The Philippine twenty-peso coin (₱20) is the largest denomination coin of the Philippine peso.. History. New Generation Currency Series: In July 2019, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced that the 20 peso note will be replaced with a coin due to the overuse of the banknote, since each individual note only lasts about a year in circulation while a 20 peso coin lasts for 10 to 15 years.
- 30 mm
- 2.05 mm
- 11.50 g
- 20.00 Philippine pesos
- Ang Bagong Lipunan Series
- Flora and Fauna Series
- BSP Coin Series
- New Generation Currency Coin Series
From 1975 to 1982, a five peso coin was introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in line with the new 'Ang Bagong Lipunan' series issued in commemoration of Fedinand Marcos' declaration of Martial Law. The obverse bears the inscription 'Ang Bagong Lipunan,' year of minting, and a profile of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, who was the president throughout the circulation of the coins, faced to the left. Marcos himself approved the coins with his own face. The denomination, the inscription 'Republika ng Pilipinas' and its official coat of arms, are all on the reverse. This coin rarely circulated due to its large size and since it coexisted with the 2-peso and 5-pesonotes.
From 1991 to 1994, a new five peso coin was issued. The obverse now features the inscription 'Republika ng Pilipinas' and a profile of Emilio Aguinaldo, a Filipino revolutionary, politician, and a military leader officially recognized as the first president of the Philippines, now faced to the right. An enlarged denomination and an image of the flower of the Pterocarpus indicusor narra tree, the official national tree of the Philippines, are all on the reverse.
Issued in 1995, the current version of the coin now features the enlarged denomination on the obverse, while the inscription 'Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' and its official seal are all on the reverse. The reed on its edge was also removed.
Issued on November 30, 2017, on both the 120th anniversary of the death and 154th birthday of Andrés Bonifacio, the new five peso coin was released ahead of the other denominations of the new currency series. It has been given new features to prevent counterfeiting. The obverse features Filipino revolutionary leader Andrés Bonifacio, and the reverse depicts a tayabak, a type of Filipino vine. Each individual coin weighs 7.4 grams (0.26 oz), has a diameter of 25 millimetres (0.98 in), and has a smooth edge without ridges. The coin's design was criticized for being too similar to the ₱1 coin, since they are both colour silver, circular, and nearly the same size. However, it was also praised for inputting national hero Andrés Bonifacio and replacing Emilio Aguinaldo, who ordered Bonifacio's execution during the Philippine Revolution. In September 2019, Benjamin Diokno, the current BSP Governor, announced that due to the confusion between the ₱5 coin and the ₱1 coin, a new "enhanced" ₱5...
- 25 mm
- 2.20 mm
- 7.4 g
- 5.00 Philippine pesos
The Philippine peso is derived from the Spanish peso or pieces of eight brought over in large quantities by the Manila galleons of the 16th to 19th centuries. From the same Spanish peso or dollar is derived the various pesos of Latin America, the dollars of the US and Hong Kong, as well as the Chinese yuan and the Japanese yen.