Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

10 Centavo Coin - Commonwealth


Ten Centavo Coin
Philippine-American Commonwealth (1945)

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

Shape: round
Edge: reeded
Diameter: 16.5mm
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.

5 comments:

jayine said...

Good day!
just wanted to ask the worth of this coin??

ruel victor said...

is there a 20 centavo series of this kind?how much will that be?thank you

ruel victor said...

is there a 20 centavo series of this kind?how much will that be?thank you

brian casumpang said...

i have 1937 miss print 10cetavos silver coin just wanted to ask the value of this coin???

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