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Philippines: New Commemorative
« on: November 25, 2017, 07:38:43 AM »
BSP issues limited edition Antonio Luna ten-peso coins

Bordadora, Norman

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Friday issued limited edition P10 commemorative circulation coins on occasion of the the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine hero General Antonio Luna.

Starting November 24, the General Luna coin is available at the Cash Department-BSP Main Office in Manila, Security Plant Complex in Quezon City, and central bank regional offices in La Union, Davao and Cebu.

The BSP said it will issue 10 million pieces of the commemorative coin.

"The said commemorative coin will also be available in BSP Branches nationwide beginning December 2017," the central bank said.

The obverse side of the commemorative coin shows the portrait of Antonio Luna, the marking “REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS” and “HENERAL ANTONIO LUNA”, the denomination, mintmark, and the General’s signature.

The reverse side has the markings “DANGAL”, “TAPANG”, “DIGNIDAD”, “BAYANI NG DIGMAAN LABAN SA ESTADOS UNIDOS, 1899”, a picture of the General on horseback, the epaulette for the General’s rank of Brigadier General, “150 TAON”, a graphic of the paper with the title LA INDEPENDENCIA and inkwell, “1866-2016”, “HENERAL ANTONIO LUNA”, the BSP Seal, and micro letters “SAMPUNG PISO."

"As a matter of policy, the BSP commemorates significant events in our country’s history and heroic Filipinos through the minting of coins or medals," the central bank said.

Citing the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the BSP described Luna as a patriot, soldier, scientist and journalist.

Luna was regarded as one of the fiercest generals to lead the Philippine revolutionary army. He is best-known for his bravery and in applying his knowledge in military tactics to the army. —NB, GMA News

Source: MSN
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