Philippine Coins Flora and Fauna Series


One Centavo Coin from the Flora and Fauna Series (1988)


Obverse: Lapu lapu, "Republika ng Pilipinas", year mark
Reverse: Voluta imperialis, 1 Sentimo

Shape: round/circular
Edge: plain
Diameter: 15.50 mm
Composition: 99.2% aluminum, 0.8% magnesium 
Weight: 0.70 grams


Five Centavo Coin from the Flora anf Fauna Series (1987)


Obverse: Melchora Aquino, "Republika ng Pilipinas", year mark
Reverse: Vanda sanderiana (Waling waling, a rare and highly-prized orchid endemic to the island of Mindanao)

Shape:
round/circular
Edge: plain
Diameter: 17.00 mm
Composition: 99.2% aluminum, 0.8% magnesium 
Weight: 1.10 grams

Ten Centavo Coin (1993)
Flora and Fauna Series


Obverse: Francisco Baltasar, "Republika ng Pilipinas", year mark
Reverse: Pandaka pygmaea, 10 Sentimo

Shape: round/circular
Edge: plain
Diameter: 19.00 mm
Composition: 99.2% aluminum, 0.8% magnesium
Weight: 1.50 grams


Smallest Freshwater Fish

The smallest freshwater fish is the pygmy goby (Pandaka pygmaea), a colorless and nearly see-through species which swims in the streams of Luzon in the Philippines. Males are 7.5 - 9.9-mm (0.28 - 0.38-in) long and weigh 4 - 5 mg (0.00014 - 0.00018 oz).


Fifty Centavo Coin


Obverse: Marcelo H. del Pilar, "Republika ng Pilipinas", year mark
Reverse: Pithecophaga jefferyi (Philippine Eagle/Monkey-eating Eagle), 50 Sentimo

Shape: round/circular
Edge: plain
Diameter: 25.00 mmComposition: 75% copper, 25% nickel
Weight: 6.85 grams

Coin Error:
In 1983, the scientific name of the Philippine eagle was wrongly minted as Pithecobhaga jefferyi instead of Pithecophaga jefferyi.

Philippine EagleThe Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is one of the rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. It is also known as Haribon or Haring Ibon, meaning "Bird King". The Philippine Eagle can be found in rainforests of four major Philippine islands - Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. The Philippine Eagle is now known as the National Bird of the Philippines and this has helped increase awareness of the bird and its plight. Its numbers have slowly dwindled over the decades with only an estimated 500 pairs left. The Philippine Eagle may soon no longer be found in the wild, unless direct intervention is taken.


One Peso Coin

Obverse: Jose Rizal, "Republika ng Pilipinas", year mark
Reverse: Anoa mindorensis (tamaraw), 1 Piso

Shape: round/circular
Edge: reeded
Diameter: 29.0 mm
Composition:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Weight:
9.50 grams

Two Peso Coin (1989)
Flora and Fauna Series

Obverse: Andres Bonifacio, "Republika ng Pilipinas", year mark
Reverse: Cocos nucifera, 2 Piso

Shape: 10-sided/decagonal
Edge: plain
Diameter: 31.00 mm across corners, 29.80 across flats
Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel
Weight: 12.00 grams
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