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100-piso note with UP Oblation

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has finally issued 100-piso banknotes with an overprint of the iconic UP Oblation to commemorate the centennial of the University of the Philippines (UP). Bangko Sentral printed 10 million pieces of the 100-piso banknotes with the oblation overprint. At its launching, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. presented to UP President Emerlinda Roman a whole sheet with 32 pieces of the 100-piso UP centennial banknotes.

According to UP President Roman, the 4-piece uncut notes being sold for P1000 a set took P500 to produce. That means for every set you buy, you are also contributing P500 for the development of UP.
50 Peso Coin - Pope John Paul II visit (1981)
50 Peso Commemorative Coin (1981)Pope John Paul II visit to the Philippines

Obverse: Bust of Pope John Paul II, "Papa Juan Pablo II", "Pagdalaw ng Papa sa Pilipinas", 1981
Reverse: , "Lorenzo Ruiz Martir na Pilipino", "50 Piso", "Republika ng Pilipinas"
Material: Silver
27.5 grams
Diameter: 39.0 mm
Mintage: 10,000 pcs

50 Centavos Establishment of the Commonwealth Commemorative Coin

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Fifty Centavos Commemorative Coin, 1936-M
Establishment of the Commonwealth

Obverse: Facing busts of incoming Philippine President Manuel Quezon and outgoing Governor-General Frank Murphy, "Commonwealth of the Philippines", "Fifty Centavos"
Reverse: arms of the Philippine-American Commonwealth, "United States of America", year mark (1936)

Material: silver
Shape: round
Mintage: 20,000

This coin is one of three that commemorate the transition from protectorate to commonwealth which occured on November 15, 1935.

100 Peso University of the Philippines Silver Proof

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100 Piso Silver Proof Coin (1983)
University of the Philippines Diamond Jubilee

Obverse: UP Oblation, "Pamantasan ng Pilipinas", "1908-1983", Quezon Hall (UP Diliman Administration Building), Gonzalez Hall (UP Diliman Main Library)
Reverse: Seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "100 Piso", "Republika ng Pilipinas"

Composition: 50% silver, 50% copper
Diameter: 38.00mm
Weight: 25grams
Mintage: 2000 pieces

Full text:

The Central Bank of the Philippines has commissioned the Royal Mint to strike a limited number of silver 100 piso proof coins, in commemoration of the diamond jubilee of the University of the Philippines.

The reverse depicts the seal of the Republic of the Philippines, adopted in 1946. Contained within the seal are elements from former Coats of Arms; the Lion from the Spanish period and the Eagle form the American era. The centre cartouche reflecting the sun with 8 rays, symbolizes independence and the 8 provinces which rose in revolt against Spain in 1896.

The obverse reflects the Oblation, a statue of a young man in a symbolic gesture of sacrificial offering for country and humanity. Created in 1934 by the famous Filipino sculptor, Guillermo E. Tolentino, it now stands in front of the Administration building of the University of the Philippines.

Each coin contains 50% silver and 50% copper, weighs 25 grams and measures 38.00mm in diameter. A maximum of only 2000 will be issued for worldwide distribution, of which 750 are included in the 1983 Philippines proof coin collection.

It is advisable to avoid handling proof coins as fingerprints or marks will spoil them.

50 Peso Commemorative Coin (International Year of the Child)

Fifty Peso Silver Proof Coin Commemorating the International Year of The Child (1979)

Obverse: Portrait of a Child, International Year of the Child emblem, "Pandaigdig na Taon ng mga Bata", year mark
Reverse: Seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "50 Piso", "Republika ng Pilipinas"

Quality: Proof
Material: Silver

Shape: Round
Edge: Milled

This coin was minted at the Franklin Mint of the United States of America.

The year 1979 was proclaimed the International Year of the Child by the United Nations. The proclamation was signed on January 1, 1979 by United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. The proclamation was meant to draw attention to problems that affected children throughout the world, including malnutrition and lack of access to education.

25 Peso Commemorative Coin (UN Conference on Trade and Industry)

Twenty-five Peso Silver Proof Coin Commemorating the UN Conference on Trade and Development

Obverse: United Nations Logo, "United Nations Conference on Trade and Development", year mark (1979)
Reverse: "Philippine International Convention Center Manila", "Republika ng Pilipinas", "25 Piso"

Material: Silver
Quality: Proof

Shape: Round
Edge: Milled

When the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development was held in Manila, the Central Bank issued this 25 peso silver coin to commemorate the event. The conference was held in the Philippines International Convention Center (PICC). This coin was minted at the Franklin Mint of the United States of America.
10 Peso People Power Commemorative Revolution Commemorative Coin
 Ten Peso Commemorative Coin
People Power Revolution

Obverse: symbolisms of prayer, courage, and love, "People Power Revolution", "Philippines February 22-25, 1986"
Reverse: seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "Republika ng Pilipinas", denomination (10 Piso), year mark (1988)
Shape: round
Edge: milled

Diameter: 36 mm
Weight: 22 grams
Composition: 100% (pure) nickel

Quality: circulation

This coin is issued to commemorate an event of historic significance in the Philippines, the People Power Revolution of February 22-25, 1986. It depicts trhe protest of the Filipinos against an unpopular regime. By prayer, courage and love, this manifestation became the rallying point for the restoration of democracy in the country. It also features the seal of the Republic of the Philippines.

1 Peso Dekada ng Kulturang Pilipino Commemorative Coin

One Peso Dekada ng Kulturang Pilipino Commemorative Coin (1989)

Obverse: Busts of 3 Indigenous Filipinos, Rice Terraces, Hills, Abaca Plants, Zamboanga Vintas, "Dekada ng Kulturang Pilipino" 1988-1998
Reverse: Seal of the Philippines, "Republika ng Pilipinas", "1-Piso", Year Mark

1 Peso Antipolo Commemorative Coin

One Peso Antipolo 400th Year Anniversary Commemorative Coin (1991)

Obverse: Hinulugang Taktak Waterfalls, Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage) on the San Jose, Artocarpus incisa (Breadfruit tree), "Ika-400 Taon ng Antipolo, Rizal"1591-1991
Reverse: Seal of the Philippines, "Republika ng Pilipinas", 1-Piso

Antipolo City:

Antipolo City is located in the central part of Rizal Province. It is approximately 26 km. east of Manila. It is bounded to the north by the municipalities of San Mateo and Rodriguez; to the east by the municipality of Gen. Nakar in neighboring Quezon Province; to the southeast by the municipality of Tanay; to the south by municipalities of Angono, Taytay and Teresa; and to the west by the municipality of Cainta and the city of Marikina in Metro Manila.

Artocarpus incisa
(Breadfruit tree):

Antipolo City was named after the Tipolo (breadfruit) tree (Artocarpus incisa) which was in abundance in the area.

Hinulugang Taktak

The Hinulugang Taktak falls is a part of Antipolo natural and cultural heritage. Its legendary origin dates back to the 15th century when legend has it that the waterfalls was where the townsfolk threw the large bell that caused undue disturbance whenever it was rung at Angelus. Its sound was so loud that the people could not endure it. They demanded that the local priest get rid of the bell. Thus Hinulugang Taktak, meaning the place where the bell was dropped. The place has since become a favorite spots for visitors and clients.
The Hinulugang Taktak waterfall is a living monument of the past. The City is a part and witnessed of that monumental years where people constantly attribute the place to the Patroness, the Our lady of Peace and Good Voyage.
The Hinulugang Taktak Recreation Area, which was reserved for scenic and recreaction purpose under Proclamation No. 330 dated July 18, 1952, has been converted into the Hinulugang Taktak National Park by virtue of Republic Act No. 6964 dated September 18 1990. This legendary 3.031 hectares park is located at Bgy. Dela Paz, Antipolo City.
The park is an alluring view of natural formation. After soul cleansing at the renowned Antipolo Lady of Peace Shrine, the park offers physical and spiritual cleansing for pilgrims.Unfortunately the falls is now filthy, saturated by wastes from sewages, piggeries, poultries but political efforts are passively being carried out.

Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

The statue of Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje was brought from Mexico to Manila By. Gov. Juan Niño de Tavora in 1626 and upon his death in 1632 the blessed statue was turned over to the Jesuits for the Church of Antipolo. The statue experienced greater wonders, most notably in her journeys, which is why she was called the Virgin Voyager. She made eight galleon crossings to Acapulco, during dangerous times, on perilous seas: in 1641, 1643, 1645 to 1649 on the Encarnacion; 1650 on the San Diego; 1651 to 1653 on the San Javier; 1659 to 1662 on the San Jose; and in 1746 to 1748 on the Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The statue of Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje was "canonically crowned" on November 26, 1926, by the most Rev. Michael J. O Doherty, Archbishop of Manila, at the Luneta, Manila, in the presence of at least one hundred thousand people.
Antipolo is known to be the home of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Nuestra Señora de la Paz Y Buen Viaje). Historians say that this miraculous icon has sailed back and forth between Manila and Acapulco eight times and on several occasions was credited with saving her galleon from destruction by pirates and Dutch and British blockades. The galleon’s safe arrivals were attributed to the miraculous powers of the statuette. During the month of May thousands of devotees, especially those intending to travel abroad, come to pay homage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.

2 Peso Jose P. Laurel Commemorative Coin

Two Peso Jose P. Laurel Birth Centenary Commemorative Coin (1991)

Obverse: Jose P. Laurel "Ika-100 Taong Kaarawan" 1891-1991
Reverse: 1943 Seal of the Republic of the Philippines with an equilateral triangle with the words Kapayapaan (Peace), Kalayaan (liberty), Katarungan (Justice). "Republika ng Pilipinas", 2 Piso

Shape: Decagon
Edge: Plain

2 Peso Elpidio Quirino Commemorative Coin

Two Peso Elpidio Quirino Birth Centenary Commemorative Coin (1990)

Obverse: Elpidio Quirino, "Ika-100 Taong Kaarawan" 1890-1990
Reverse: Seal of the President of the Philippines, 1948-1953, "Republika ng Pilipinas", "2 Piso"

Shape: Decagon
Edge: Plain

2 Peso Coin - Manuel Roxas Commemorative

Two Peso Manuel A. Roxas Birth Centenary Commemorative Coin

Obverse: Manuel A. Roxas, "Ika-100 Taong Kaarawan" "1892-1992"
Reverse: "Seal of the President of the Philippines" "1946-1948" "Republika ng Pilipinas" "2 Piso"

1 Peso Araw ng Kagitingan Commemorative Coin

One Peso Araw ng Kagitingan 50th Annioversary Commemorative Coin (1992)
Obverse: Philippine Flag, Dambana ng Kagitingan, Bust of Philippine Solidier
"Araw ng Kagitingan" "1942-1992" "Ika-50 Anibersaryo"
Reverse: Seal of the Philippines, "Republika ng Pilipinas" "1 Piso"
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