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New 1Peso Rizal Commemorative Coin


This month of December, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will release a one-piso Rizal commemorative coin. BSP has issued 10 million pieces of these one-peso coin, minted as a tribute to the national hero Jose Rizal who just celebrated his 150th birth anniversary last June 19, 2011.

The coin’s obverse side bears Rizal’s portrait bust, the words “150 years,” “Republika ng Pilipinas,” and years “1861-2011”, while the reverse side bears the new BSP seal and the words “1-piso” and “2011”. The coin is similar with the one-peso coin currently in circulation, in composition (Nickel plated steel), in size (24 millimeters in diameter) and in weight (5.35 grams). Designed by Mr. Emerson Rg Abraham.

According to BSP, the coins had already been distributed to several banks for circulation and given time, we might be lucky enough to have one in our pocket before month’s end. Happy hunting!

Image by Pinoy Numismatist Network

Image by Pinoy Numismatist Network


Discussion

15 thoughts on “New 1Peso Rizal Commemorative Coin

  1. How can i get one

    Posted by William Taruc | 11 December 2011, 9:37 AM
  2. nice one batchmate ,btw where did you learn how to engrave?

    Posted by JESALLY EBASAN | 14 December 2011, 2:59 PM
  3. they have the complete set at ebay and are selling it for 30 plus dollars. why that much? thanks

    Posted by ansan | 18 December 2011, 11:18 AM
    • I believe the one in ebay is a folder set which include a Rizal commemorative “medal” and a set of 2011 circulating coins, not the coin as shown above. This coin is a legal tender, recently released by BSP. I’m not sure why they offered you that much, shipping expenses perhaps?

      Posted by PinoyNumNet | 18 December 2011, 12:44 PM
  4. where can i buy commemorative coins? please advise.. thanks

    Posted by Vicky M. Barlis | 31 January 2012, 12:32 PM
  5. I got Rizal at 150 commemorative coin from store change. I tendered my 20 peso bill et voila I got the Rizal coin from the change. One from 10 million pieces…

    Posted by Carlo Leandro Laron | 29 February 2012, 12:03 PM
  6. I got mine i think from store change too hehehe! after reading this post, I feel lucky to have one of the 10 million in circulation🙂

    Posted by Raymond | 19 June 2012, 3:17 AM
  7. hi,
    i would like to get one. if anyone has an extra one,
    kindly email me william.sanchez18@yahoo.com

    Posted by will | 27 September 2012, 1:35 PM

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