Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

New BSP logo

I was surprised to see a new logo when I opened the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) website yesterday. The new logo is a welcome development that will go well with the new generation banknotes that we expect to see beginning the end of this year.

The new BSP logo is a perfect round shape in blue that features three gold stars and a stylized Philippine eagle rendered in white strokes. These main elements are framed on the left side with the text inscription “Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas” underscored by a gold line drawn in half circle. The right side remains open, signifying freedom, openness, and readiness of the BSP, as represented by the Philippine eagle, to soar and fly toward its goal. Putting all these elements together is a solid blue background to signify stability.

Principal Elements:

1. The Philippine Eagle, our national bird, is the world’s largest eagle and is a symbol of strength, clear vision and freedom, the qualities we aspire for as a central bank.

2. The three stars represent the three pillars of central banking: price stability, stable banking system, and a safe and reliable payments system. It may also be interpreted as a geographical representation of BSP’s equal concern for the impact of its policies and programs on all Filipinos, whether they are in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao.

Colors
1. The blue background signifies stability.
2. The stars are rendered in gold to symbolize wisdom, wealth, idealism, and high quality.
3. The white color of the eagle and the text for BSP represents purity, neutrality, and mental clarity.

Font or Type Face
Non-serif, bold for “BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS” to suggest solidity, strength, and stability. The use of non-serif fonts characterized by clean lines portrays the no-nonsense professional manner of doing business at the BSP.

Shape
Round shape to symbolize the continuing and unending quest to become an excellent monetary authority committed to improve the quality of life of Filipinos. This round shape is also evocative of our coins, the basic units of our currency.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

dapat mg polymer money na din tayo..pra hindi madaling masira

Anonymous said...

palitan na din yang mga mukha dyan sa 1,000 bill, mga walang silbi nman yan d2

ollie said...

MATAGAL KO NANG PANGARAP NA MAKITA ANG ATING PHILIPPINE EAGLE SA ATING BANK NOTES...KARAMIHAN SA IBANG BANSA, LAGING EAGLE ANG SIMBULO NG KANILANG BAYAN, BAKIT DI GAWIN ANG ATING PHILIPPINE EAGLE E ITO ANG PINAKAMALAKI AT PINAKA-MAGANDA! MABUHAY!

StudentPolitician said...

Lumabas na ang bagong design ng Philippine banknotes.

Photos courtesy of Willard Cheng:

* http://yfrog.com/gz301rj - new 200 and 500
* http://yfrog.com/h49msej - new 20
* http://yfrog.com/h3pfvhj - new 50
* http://yfrog.com/gygzsroj - new 100
* http://yfrog.com/h4uu6hj - another on 100

Please feature hi-res version too. Thanks.

Become Rich said...

Now that I think about it... I haven't paid much attention to the old BSP logo!

Mon said...

Gusto ko yung bagong logo.

PS Yung blog mo still in "circulation" pala.

Mon said...

@ Anonymous, tanga ka siguro kaya mo nasabi yan. Hindo mo ba kilala yung nasa 1000 peso bill?

Anonymous said...

i heard that the new philippine
money
now have additional features that
would be difficult to counterfeit
. two thumbs
up
for this step towards this coming new year !

Anonymous said...

I agree that it's nice to see the Philippine eagle as the new symbol for the BSP but don't forget that the current governor, Mr. Tetangco, graduated from the Ateneo. Hence the "blue eagle". And that's where I do not like the logo anymore. Biased.

Anonymous said...

clearly biased. kulang nalang yung word na "ateneo" sa gilid. horay. blue eagle ang nasa pera.

Jimmy said...

Napakatatag tingnan ang logo ng BSP

Jimmy said...

Napakatatag tingnan and bagong logo ng BSP...SANA nga tumatagtag din ang peso

Anonymous said...

yung "bangko sentral ng pilipinas" word parang kinopya lang sa "dept. of health & human services" ng usa. yung eagle, SCREAMS usa. kaya siguro inemphasize na phil. eagle yun. salamat na lang sa three stars. hay pilipinas.