Great news for numismatists! The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) published an announcement on Friday, that three new limited edition, commemorative circulation coins, will be made available starting on Monday, 22 December 2014.
“There will be 10 million pieces available for sale and there will be 20,000 in brilliant, uncirculated pack. We’ll try to make them available also to banks so that the banks could help us in distributing the coins,” BSP added.
According to BSP, the new coins will commemorate the following:
- The Bagong Bayani Commemorative Coin in honor of Overseas Filipinos on the 5-piso circulating coin
- The 150th year of Philippine Hero, Apolinario Mabini on the 10-piso circulating coin
- The 70th anniversary of Leyte Landing, which was a turning point for the liberation of the Philippines during World War II on the 5-piso circulating coin
“As a matter of policy, the BSP commemorates significant events and heroic Filipinos in our country’s history through the minting of coins, medals or overprints on our banknotes” said BSP
Bagong Bayani Commemorative Coin
Portraits of OFWs of different professions with the following markings: “REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS” and “Bagong Bayani.”
Picture of a Filipino family with OFW parents, as well as the BSP logo and year mark 2014 and the face value.
DIAMETER: 27 millimeters
Mabini@150 Commemorative coin
Portrait of Apolinario Mabini with markings “REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS” and the facevalue of “10 Piso.”
Memorial of Mabini with the markings “Talino at Paninindigan,” “150 taon,” “1864-2014” and the BSP logo
DIAMETER: 26.5 millimeters
The Leyte Landing commemorative coin
Image of Leyte Landing Memorial Monument in Red Beach, Palo, Leyte, along with markings “Leyte Gulf Landing,” and “1944-2014.”
Inscribed General McArthur’s famous quotation “I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand together again on Philippine soil – soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples.” There are also markings “Republika ng Pilipinas,” Gen. McArthur’s signature five five-point stars, the BSP logo and 5 Piso.
DIAMETER: 27 millimeters
Papal Commemorative Coins
BSP stated the minting of 50-piso and 500-piso commemorative coins in time for the Papal visit in January 15 to 19 next year.
Commemorative circulation coins which were recently issued by the BSP were the 150th year of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal in 2011 and the 150th year of Philippine Hero Andres Bonifacio in 2013.