Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

50 Sentimo Coin - Flora and Fauna Series


Fifty Centavo Coin
Flora and Fauna Series (1986)

Obverse: Marcelo H. del Pilar, "Republika ng Pilipinas", year mark
Reverse: Pithecophaga jefferyi (Philippine Eagle/Monkey-eating Eagle), 50 Sentimo

Shape: round/circular
Edge: plain
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel
Weight: 6.85 grams

Coin Error:
In 1983, the scientific name of the Philippine eagle was wrongly minted as Pithecobhaga jefferyi instead of Pithecophaga jefferyi. Read more...

Philippine Eagle
The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is one of the rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. It is also known as Haribon or Haring Ibon, meaning "Bird King". The Philippine Eagle can be found in rainforests of four major Philippine islands - Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. The Philippine Eagle is now known as the National Bird of the Philippines and this has helped increase awareness of the bird and its plight. Its numbers have slowly dwindled over the decades with only an estimated 500 pairs left. The Philippine Eagle may soon no longer be found in the wild, unless direct intervention is taken.

5 comments:

dee22067 said...

When you flip this coin end over end is the image upright (like an American coin)?

rodilsy said...

A note, aside from the 50c coin error,a similar speeling error also appeared in the 10c coin of the same year, 1983.The error is on the reverse of the 10c coin,PANDAKA PYGMEA, instead of the correct one, PANDAKA PYGMAEA.
Just a note, the model 50c coin posted here seem to have a double die error, the 0 in the 50 and letters in the SENTIMO.

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