Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

5 Centavo Coin - English Series

Five Centavo Coin
English Series (1962)

Obverse: figure of a man seated beside an anvil and holding a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background, "Five Centavos", year mark
Reverse: seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "Central Bank of the Philippines"

Shape: round
Edge: plain
Diameter: 20mm
Material: nickel
Designer: Melecio Figueroa

The figure of the man in the obverse is an allegory for the hard work being done by the Filipinos in building their own future.


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