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10 Piso Bonifacio Commemorative Coin 2013


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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced the circulation of a 10-piso legal tender coin in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of one of Philippine’s patriot Gat. Andres Bonifacio.

Andres Bonifacio, was regarded as one of the Philippines’ greatest heroes,  a dynamic leader who founded the Katipunan, which led to the declaration of Philippine independence in 1896.

The portrait of Bonifacio is etched on the obverse of the coin, along with the markings, “150 years,” “Republika ng Pilipinas” and “2013.” The reverse side, meanwhile, features the BSP seal, the signature of the hero, the Bonifacio monument and the markings, “150 years,” “1863-2013” and “Dangal at Kabayanihan.”

According to the central bank, 10 million pieces of the Bonifacio commemorative coin which has the same size (26.5-millimeters in diameter) and weight (8.70 grams) as the ten-piso coin currently in circulation.

The regular 10 peso coin features the heads of Bonifacio and Mabini. Apolinario Mabini’s own sesquicentennial will be celebrated next year.

The issuance of the coin was recommended by the BSP’s Monetary Board and approved by the Office of the President.

The BSP previously issued in 2011, 1 peso commemorative coins for the 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal.  (BSP/PNN)

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2 thoughts on “10 Piso Bonifacio Commemorative Coin 2013

  1. Hi I’m just wondering where one would usually get these commemorative coins and bank notes? The overprints I have are exclusively from circulation. The one new P1 Rizal I have is also from change but someone did give me a People Power commemorative coin and it was in a paper card making me believe that they do sell them… perhaps as face value. Hope you can answer my question… Thanks.😀

    Posted by Odd | 25 February 2014, 10:06 PM
    • Hi,

      Yes, it true, you can get these from circulation.However, commemorative are limited, most are being kept even before it reach wider circulation. You might want to check online seller(or coin shop in malls), mostly are in crisp condition, for much higher price of course. If you around manila, atm/bank could be a good source. BSP is always the best source, plus you could get it in face value.

      Posted by PinoyNumNet | 1 March 2014, 10:59 AM

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