Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

50 Centavo Coin - English Series



Fifty Centavo Coin
English Series (1964)

Obverse: Lady Liberty striking an anvil with a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background,"Fifty Centavos", year mark
Reverse: seal of the Republic of the Philippines, "Central Bank of the Philippines"

Shape: round
Edge: reeded
Diameter: 30mm
Designer: Melecio Figueroa

The obverse design is adpoted from the earlier coins issued during the American Occupation. 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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have several of this type of coin as well as lots of others i would like to find more information on any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

It's composition is Cu-Zn, unlike its Commonwealth and American Colony Series which is Silver. So pretty much if I'm a refiner, this coins are worth nothing, if I'm a numismatist these coins would be worth more than its face value depending on the coin's condition but far far less than I would be paying for its Silver counterpart.

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