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St. Pedro Calungsod commemorative banknote out soon

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) News announced ealier this month that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will soon issue a 50-peso commemorative banknote overprint of Saint Pedro Calungsod for public circulation. CBCPNews added, the banknote commemorates the recent canonization of the second Filipino saint last October 2012. Calungsod is a teenage Catholic … Continue reading

50 peso ASEAN commemorative overprint

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to circulate 10 million pieces of 50 peso commemorative banknotes in celebration of the 45th founding anniversary of ASEAN. It is aimed at raising public awareness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the emerging ASEAN Community. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario will launch the issuance of an special edition 50-peso Philippine … Continue reading

BSP’s 500 peso ADB commemorative banknote overprint released

Today, Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has issued yet another overprint, commemorating the ongoing  45th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, which runs from May 2-5, 2012. According to BSP they released a total of 10 million pieces of these 500-peso Philippine banknotes bearing a logo overprint of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank. The … Continue reading

2011 Overprint Rush, a collector’s treat

Year 2011 is perhaps the year of Commemorative overprints for Philippine Banknotes. Three Commemorative notes were released by Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in just 5 months time, a first in the BSP’s history, effacing the record of a single commemorative release in a year. This year BSP was hosting foundations of leading educational institutions … Continue reading

The Story of Philippine money

By Atty. Ignacio R. Bunye – From the beadlike form of pre-colonial Philippine money, to the early coins and notes of the Spanish period and the Philippine revolutionary government, the face of our country’s currency has evolved significantly through the years. According to a history of Philippine money collated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, … Continue reading

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