Philippine Coins English Series



Fifty Centavo CoinEnglish Series (1964)

Obverse: Lady Liberty striking an anvil with a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background,"Fifty Centavos", year mark
Reverse: seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "Central Bank of the Philippines"

Shape: round
Edge: reeded
Diameter: 30mm
Designer: Melecio Figueroa

The obverse design is adpoted from the earlier coins issued during the American Occupation. The figure of Lady Liberty striking the anvil with a hammer is supposed to depict the work done by the Americans in creating a progressive Philippines. Many suspect that the lady in the figure is actually Blanca, the daughter of the designer.


Twenty Five Centavo CoinEnglish Series (1956)

Obverse: Lady Liberty striking an anvil with a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background, "Twenty Five Centavos", year mark
Reverse: seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "Central Bank of the Philippines"

Shape: round
Edge: reededDiameter: 23.5mm
Designer: Melecio Figueroa

The obverse design is adpoted from the earlier coins issued during the American Occupation. The figure of Lady Liberty striking the anvil with a hammer is supposed to depict the work done by the Americans in creating a progressive Philippines. Many suspect that the lady in the figure is actually Blanca, the daughter of the designer.


Ten Centavo CoinEnglish Series (1963)

Obverse: Lady Liberty striking an anvil with a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background, "Ten Centavos", year mark
Reverse: seal of the Republic of the Philippines,. "Central Bank of the Philippines"

Shape: round
Edge: reeded
Diameter: 17.5mm
Designer: Melecio Figueroa

The obverse design is adpoted from the earlier coins issued during the American Occupation. The figure of Lady Liberty striking the anvil with a hammer is supposed to depict the work done by the Americans in creating a progressive Philippines. Many suspect that the lady in the figure is actually Blanca, the daughter of the designer.

My grandfather used to give me all these little coins which he gathered from his winnings in Mah Jong games. I soon filled a large piggybank with these ten centavo pieces. When the Central Bank moved to demonetize these coins to give way for the New BSP Series, we opened up the piggybank and counted about 2,100 pieces of this coin! I got a measly P210 when we exchanged the heavy bag of coins at the bank. Now I wish I had just kept them.


Five Centavo CoinEnglish Series (1962)


Obverse: figure of a man seated beside an anvil and holding a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background, "Five Centavos", year mark
Reverse: seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "Central Bank of the Philippines"

Shape: round
Edge: plain
Diameter: 20mm
Material: nickel
Designer: Melecio Figueroa

The figure of the man in the obverse is an allegory for the hard work being done by the Filipinos in building their own future.



One Centavo CoinEnglish Series (1962)
Obverse: figure of a man seated beside an anvil and holding a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background, "One Centavo", year mark
Reverse: seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "Central Bank of the Philippines"

Shape: round
Edge: plain
Diameter: 18.5mm
Material: copper
Designer: Melecio Figueroa
The figure of the man in the obverse is an allegory for the hard work being done by the Filipinos in building their own future.
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