Philippine ten peso coin

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Ten Peso
Philippines
Value 10.00 Philippine Peso
Mass 8.7 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Edge Round/Interrupted milled
Composition Ring: Cupro-nickel
Center: Aluminium bronze
Years of minting 2000-present
Obverse
Design Profiles of Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini, Year Mark
Design date 2000
Reverse
Design Logo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

The Philippine ten-peso coin (₱10) is the largest-denomination coin of the Philippine Peso. It is also the nation's only circulating bimetallic coin.

The coin is made of two alloys: the inner part of nickel aluminium bronze, the outer part of copper-nickel. It has been used since 2000. First, it circulated in tandem with the banknote of the same denomination, until the ten peso note was demonetized in 2002.

Design[edit]

The coins are composed of two alloys. The inner circle is composed of two layers aluminium bronze and the outer ring of copper-nickel giving them a two colour (silver outer and gold inner) appearance. The diameter of the coins are 26.5 mm and a mass of 8.7 grams. The coins' edges have interrupted serration. The obverse feature the profiles of Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini, heroes during the Philippine Revolution. Both men were also featured in the second version of the New design series ten peso bill that was first released in 1997.

Commemorative coins[edit]

10-peso coin commemorating the People Power Revolution

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued a commemorative ten peso coin in 1988 to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution.

BSP also released a commemorative ten peso coin on December 18, 2013 to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of the leader of Katipunan, Andres Bonifacio.[1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Philippine Information Agency (17 December 2013). "BSP circulates Bonifacio commemorative coin". Retrieved 17 December 2013.