Philippine twenty-five centavo coin

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Twenty-five centavos
Philippines
Value 0.25 Philippine peso
Mass 3.8 g
Diameter 20.00 mm
Edge Plain
Composition brass-plated steel
Years of minting 1958-present
Obverse
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Design Country name in Tagalog, denomination, date
Design date 1995
Reverse
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Design Logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Design date 1995

The Philippine twenty-five centavo coin (25¢) coin is the fourth-highest and fourth-lowest denomination coin of the Philippine peso.

No coins worth a quarter of a peso were issued during Spanish or American rule of the Philippines, despite both nations having a coin worth a quarter of their own currency.

The first coin of the independent Philippines to be worth a quarter of a peso was issued in 1958 as twenty-five centavos (the name for the sub-unit under American rule). Its obverse featured a woman near a volcano. The denomination was written in English around its outside with the year at the bottom. On the reverse was the coat of arms of the Philippines and around it the inscription 'Central Bank of the Philippines'. The last issue of the coin was in 1966.[1]

History[edit]

Independence[edit]

  • English Series; In 1958, minting of the centavo resumed with another coat of arms on the reverse. The inscription around the coat of arms was changed to 'Central Bank of the Philippines'.
  • Pilipino Series; In 1969, the coin featured the Tagalog language for the first time. Its obverse featured Juan Luna in profile to the left, a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. The inscription around the shield on its reverse read 'Republika ng Pilipinas'.
  • Ang Bagong Lipunan Series; A second silver-colored coin featuring Luna was minted from 1975 to 1983. The name of the Republic was moved to the obverse. On the reverse read the inscription 'Ang Bagong Lipunan'. The issues from 1979 to 1982 featured a mintmark underneath the 25 centavo.
  • Flora and Fauna Series; From 1983 to 1994, a new gold-colored coin was issued with Luna faced to the right in profile, and the denomination was moved to the reverse with the date on the obverse.
  • BSP Coin Series; The current version has been minted since 1995 and is copper-colored. It features no human at all. The reverse has the logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The name of the republic, the date and denomination are all on the obverse.
English Series
(1958-1967)
Pilipino Series
(1969-1974)
Ang Bagong Lipunan Series
(1975-1983)
Flora and Fauna Series
(1983-1990, 1991-1994)
BSP Coin Series
(1995–present)
Obverse
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Reverse
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