Philippine five peso coin

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Five peso
Philippines
Value 5.00 Philippine peso
Mass 7.7 g
Diameter 27.0 mm
Edge Plain (design bordered by 12-scallop)
Composition 70% copper
5.5% nickel
24.5% zinc
Obverse
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Design Profile of Emilio Aguinaldo, Year Mark
Design date 1995
Reverse
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Design Logo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Design date 1995

The Philippine five-peso coin (₱5) is the second-largest denomination of the coins of the Philippine peso.

It is 27 mm (1.1 in) in diameter. The first Philippine president, Emilio Aguinaldo is featured on the obverse. The logo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is featured on the reverse side, as per all current coins of the Philippines. The current series replaced the Philippine five peso bill in 1996 (one year after the release of the coin of said denomination but in BSP series, which also concurrently produced until that year).[1]

History[edit]

Independence[edit]

  • Ang Bagong Lipunan Series; From 1975-1982, a five peso coin was introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in line with the new 'Ang Bagong Lipunan' series issued in commemoration of Fedinand Marcos' declaration of Martial Law. The obverse bears the inscription 'Ang Bagong Lipunan,' year of minting, and a profile of the late President Ferdinand Marcos faced to the left. The denomination, the inscription 'Republika ng Pilipinas' and its official coat of arms, are all on the reverse.
  • Flora and Fauna Series; From 1991-1994, a new five peso coin was issued. The obverse now features the inscription 'Republika ng Pilipinas' and a profile of Emilio Aguinaldo, a Filipino revolutionary, politician, and a military leader officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines, now faced to the right. An enlarged denomination and an image of Pterocarpus indicus, or, ambiguously, narra tree, the official national tree of the Philippines, are all on the reverse.
  • BSP Coin Series; Issued in 1995, the current version of the coin now features the enlarged denomination on the obverse, while the inscription 'Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' and its official seal are all on the reverse.
English Series
(1958-1967)
Pilipino Series
(1969-1974)
Ang Bagong Lipunan Series
(1975-1982)
Flora and Fauna Series
(1991-1994)
BSP Coin Series
(1995–present)
Obverse N/A N/A
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Reverse N/A N/A
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Commemorative coins[edit]

The Bagong Bayani Commemorative Coin in honor of Overseas Filipinos on the 5-peso circulating coin.
The Leyte Landing which was a turning point for the liberation of the Philippines during World War II on a five-peso commemorative coin.

On December 19, 2014, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) published an announcement that three new limited edition commemorative coins is to be circulated, which was then released on Monday, 22 December 2014. This includes the Bagong Bayani Commemorative Coin and the 70th anniversary Leyte Landing commemorative five-peso coin.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Philippine Money and Currency - PESO Bills and Coins". Philippinecountry.com. 
  2. ^ Pinoy Numismatist Network (20 December 2014). "2014 Commemorative Coins". Retrieved 20 December 2014.