Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

20 Centavo Coin - Commonwealth



Twenty Centavo Coin
Philippine-American Commonwealth (1944)

Obverse: Lady Liberty striking an anvil with a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background,"Fifty Centavos", "Filipinas"
Reverse: arms of the Philippine American Commonwealth, "United States of America", year mark

Shape: round
Edge: reeded
Diameter: 20.5mm
Material: silver
Designer: Melecio Figueroa

The figure of Lady Liberty striking the anvil with a hammer is supposed to depict the work done by the Americans in creating a progressive Philippines. Many suspect that the lady in the figure is actually Blanca, the daughter of the designer.

Arms of the Commonwealth

When the Philippines became a US Commonwealth, the arms of the Commonwealth were adopted in the reverse of the coins. Compared to the arms of the US Territories, this seal is composed of a much smaller eagle with its wings pointed up, perched over a shield with peaked corners, above a scroll reading "Commonwealth of the Philippines". It is a much busier pattern, and widely considered less attractive.

4 comments:

taylor said...

how much is this coin worth???

ruel victor said...

how much is it worth????????????????

Anonymous said...

i have that coin sir , and i also sell that coin in 800 php sir. if you are interested to buy my coin "twenty centavos" (1915)you can reach me at #09282228208 or email me at sharnockgenei@yahoo.com (Jeffrey Torre)

Anonymous said...

i have that coin sir , and i also sell that coin in 800 php sir. if you are interested to buy my coin "twenty centavos" (1915)you can reach me at #09282228208 or email me at sharnockgenei@yahoo.com (Jeffrey Torre)