Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

50 Centavo Coin - Commonwealth


Fifty Centavo Coin
Pilippine-American Commonwealth (1944)


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

Shape: round
Edge: reeded
Diameter: 27.0mm
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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is this coin actually worth?

jayine said...

Good day!
just wanted to ask if how much this coin worth?

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