Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

50 Centavo Coin - Improved Flora and Fauna Series

Fifty Centavo Coin (1994)
Improved Flora and Fauna Series

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

Shape: round
Edge: reeded
Diameter: 17.5 mm

This coin has a yellow color in contrast to its counterpart in the Flora and Fauna Series which is silver. It is also smaller in size.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

redz said...

The monetary agencies of the Philippines including the president were heavily criticized because of the size of this 50 centavo coin. The size is even smaller than 1 centavo coin. Because of this negative public reaction, The government stopped altogether minting this very scarce coin that made it highly sought after by collectors.

redz said...

Government monetary agencies including the President was deeply criticized because of the size of this coin which is even smaller than a 1 centavo coin. Because of this negative public reaction, they stopped minting such coin which led it to so very rare item at present.