Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

5 Centavo Coin - Commonwealth

Five Centavo Coin
Philippine-American Commonwealth (1945)

Obverse: figure of a man seated beside an anvil and holding a hammer with a volcano (Mt. Mayon) erupting in the background, "Five Centavos", "Filipinas"
Reverse: arms of the Philippine-American Commonwealth, "United States of America", year mark

Diameter: 18.5mm
Material: nickel
Designer: Melecio Figueroa

The 1/2 centavo, 1 centavo, and 5 centavo coins of the American Series show a Filipino man kneeling against an anvil, with a hammer resting at his side. He is on the left side (foreground), while in the right side (background) there is a simmering volcano, Mt. Mayon. This figure is an allegory for the hard work being done by the Filipinos in building their own future.

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.


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

Anonymous said...

i have that too i have 2 of them

jonathan said...

I have three old peso bills for sale, but I don't have any idea how much does it worth. Can you help?
These bills are:1)P10.00 bill during the commonwealth of the Phils. marked as Mindanao Emergency Currency Board Series of 1944 and 2) P10.00 and P5.00 bills during the Japanese occupation in the Phils.
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agustin said...

how much will it cost when i sell 1945 5 centavo philippine coin? please help me .....

Anonymous said...

can u tell me how much is this.. coz i want 2 sell mine.. tnx

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