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50 Peso NGC banknote date 2016 confirmed

Philippine 50 PESO New Generation Currency Series (Dec 2010-present) Obverse : President Sergio Osmeña, First National Assembly, Leyte Landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Seal of the President and the new BSP Seal. Reverse : Taal Lake, the deepest freshwater lake in the country which host Taal Volcano, the world’s smallest volcano and the place where … Continue reading

50 Peso NGC banknote date 2015A confirmed

Philippine 50 PESO New Generation Currency Series (Dec 2010-present) Obverse : President Sergio Osmeña, First National Assembly, Leyte Landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Seal of the President and the new BSP Seal. Reverse : Taal Lake, the deepest freshwater lake in the country which host Taal Volcano, the world’s smallest volcano and the place where … Continue reading

Spot Counterfeits Silver Coins using Rare Earth Magnets

With thousands of counterfeit/fake/replica coins coming out right now, it would be practical for the collector to ensure that they are purchasing the authentic ones. A fake silver coin can be quickly detected using a neodymium rare earth magnet. Here’s how… Hold the coin at an angle of 45 degrees, place the magnet at the … Continue reading

10 Sentimo date 2014 confirmed

KM# 270 – Philippine 10 Sentimo New BSP Coin Series (1995 – Present) Metallic Content: Copper plated steel (plating not less than 25 microns on steel substrate) Diameter: 17 mm Weight: 2.5 g Edge: Plain

5 Piso date 2014 confirmed

KM# 272 – Philippine 5 PISO New BSP Coin Series (1995 – Present) Metallic Content: 5.5% nickel ,70% copper, 24.5% zinc Diameter: 27 mm Weight: 7.7 g Edge: Plain

5 Piso date 2013 confirmed

KM# 272 – Philippine 5 PISO New BSP Coin Series (1995 – Present) Metallic Content: 5.5% nickel ,70% copper, 24.5% zinc Diameter: 27 mm Weight: 7.7 g Edge: Plain

Calungsod overprint a misprint?

A closer comparison of the Calungsod overprint with the logo which came from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), one would surely spot a big difference. The islands of Guam and Cebu (place of origin and martyrdom) are supposed to be included among the palm leaves incorporated in its design. The question now is, where is … Continue reading

Unissued 2001 Erap banknotes confirmed

In a September 2010 Manila bulletin article, the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) considers on disposing 4.95 million pieces of 2,000 Piso Estrada banknotes in Its Vault. Eventually, those pieces were shredded and destroyed but 50,000 pieces of which were demonetize and kept for historical, educational, numismatic purposes. Over the years, there have been very few reports made about this … Continue reading

5 Piso date 2012 confirmed

KM# 272 – Philippine 5 PISO New BSP Coin Series (1995 – Present) Metallic Content: 5.5% nickel ,70% copper, 24.5% zinc Diameter: 27 mm Weight: 7.7 g Edge: Plain Two types of this coin was issued in 1997 & 1998. One with the BSP mintmark and one without. The ones without the mark were struck at the Royal … Continue reading

Official vs Private Overprints

Technically, an overprint is the additional layer of text or graphics added to a banknote after it has been printed. Official overprints are those which are recognized and formally released by the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to celebrate a particular event. Private overprints on the other hand, are those made by private groups on demonetized … Continue reading

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