Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

10 Peso Bill - American Series (1941)

1941 Ten Pesos Banknote
American Period Treasury Certificate (series of 1941)
photo courtesy of talontracker of eBay

Obverse: George Washington and seal of the Philippine-American Commonwealth

Treasury Certificate. By authority of an act of the Philippine Legislature; Approved by the President of the United States June 13, 1922. This certifies that there have been deposited in the treasury of the Philippines; Ten Pesos; payable to the bearer on demand; in silver pesos or in legal tender currency of the United States of Equivalent Value.

This banknote is in very good uncirculated condition.

The Central Bank Seal

photo courtesy of Torres Batch65

The original seal of the Central Bank of the Philippines was designed by Dan Zamora of Crispulo Zamora and Sons based on the suggestions of Governor Miguel Cuaderno, Sr.

The following is the symbolism of the logo according to Rufo Buenviaje of the Department of Economic Research:

The seal of the Central Bank of the Philippines shows a man in the foreground, symbolizing the Filipino Nation pushing the Wheel of Progress. The background shows the rays of the rising sun symbolizing the Dawn of Prosperity and revealing the country's traditional agricultural products as the basic ingredients for industrial production and commerce. The arms proper is a circle, symbolizing perpetuity, and around it the text CENTRAL BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES to suggest that the bank provides the necessary fiscal, commercial, and monetary policies.

During the term of Gov. Gregorio S. Licaros, the seal was simplified to a graphic illustration based on the same design.
(From 50 years of Central Banking in the Philippines - Coffee Table Book,1999)

1000 Peso Gold Coin - Ang Bagong Lipunan Commemorative

One Thousand Piso Commemorative Gold Coin (1975)
Ang Bagong Lipunan 3rd Anniversary
image courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

Obverse: Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos; Ang Bagong Lipunan; Setyembere 21, 1972; year mark (1975)
Reverse: Seal of the Republic of the Philippines;1000 Piso; Republika ng Pilipinas

Shape: round
Edge: milled

Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 9.95 grams
.900 fine gold


This gold coin was minted to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Bagong Lipunan (New Society) which was established September 21, 1972.

World's Largest Banknote - 100,000 Peso Bill

One Hundred Thousand Piso Commemorative Banknote
photo from Torres Batch65

Obverse: Cry of Pugadlawin, Philippine Centennial Commission Logo, BSP Logo
Reverse: Declaration of Independence

Pieces Issued:

This banknote was issued during the Centennial of Philippine Independence in 1998. It is as large as a legal-sized bond paper. Produced in Germany, the banknote has 21 security features including a hologram, making it very hard to counterfeit. On release, this collector's item was sold at P180,000. Today, it is worth many times more. It is recognized by the Guiness Book of world Records as the world's largest legal tender banknote.


Obverse: "Ang Sigaw ng Himagsikan", "Ang salaping papel na ito ay bayarin ng Bangko Sentral at pananagutan ng Republika ng Pilipinas", "Isandaang Libong Piso", "Republika ng Pilipinas"
Reverse: "Pagpapahayag ng Kasarinlang ng Pilipinas Noong Hunyo 12, 1898", "Isandaang Libong Piso", "Republika ng Pilipinas"