Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

10 Peso Bill (original version) - New Design Series


Ten Piso Banknote
New Design Series

Obverse: Apolinario Mabini and a letter written by Mabini
Reverse: Barasoain Church "Simbahan ng Barasoain"

Predominant color:
Brown
Security thread: 0.75 mm embedded broken gold colored plastic

Length:
160mm
Width: 66mm
Thickness: 100-118 microns
Material: 10% linen, 90% cotton

Security Features: security thread, red & blue visible fibers

Text: "Republika ng Pilipinas", "Sampung Piso", "Ang salaping ito ay bayarin ng Bangko Sentral at pananagutan ng Republika ng Pilipinas"

Mabini was the Philippines first Prime Minister and Secretary of Foreign Affairs even though he was a cripple. Because of this, he was often called "The Sublime Paralytic".

The Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan is the site of the first Philippine Congress where the Malolos Constitution was drafted. In the initiation rites of the Katipunan, members accepted into the society had to sign their name on the society's roster using their own blood.

The 10-piso banknote was issued months after the 5-piso banknote was issued. Until 1998, this 10-piso banknote only depicted Mabini and the Barasoain Church. Years later, the bust of Andres Bonifacio was added to the left of Mabini's in a new design. Today, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas no longer prints 10-piso banknotes but existing ones remain legal tender.

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