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The Philippines: Coins of the New Generation Currency

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From Wikipedia:

The national flag of the Philippines is a horizontal bicolor flag with equal bands of royal blue and crimson red, with a white equilateral triangle at the hoist. In the center of the triangle is a golden-yellow sun with eight primary rays, each representing a province. At each vertex of the triangle is a five-pointed, golden-yellow star, each of which represents one of the country's three main island groups: Luzon, the Visayas (though originally referring to the island of Panay) and Mindanao. The white triangle at the flag represents liberty, equality, and fraternity. A unique feature of this flag is its usage to indicate a state of war if it is displayed with the red side on top, which is effectively achieved by flipping the flag upside-down.
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From Wikipedia:

On March 26 2018 the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas introduced the New Generation Currency Coin Series which was circulated through banks on March 27. The new series features native Philippine flora. Sentimo denominated coins feature a stylized representation of the Philippine flag on the obverse. Peso denominated coins depict the portraits of renowned national heroes of the Philippines on the obverse. The coins are struck in nickel-plated steel for all six denominations, in response to the widespread hoarding and melting down of the coins, decreasing the cost of production of minting the coins and address concerns of the discoloration of the coins due to the humid, tropical environment. However, the 10-sentimo coin is not included in this series, because it was removed as a general circulation coin.


Note that many of the new coins issued in 2018 were actually dated 2017.

The 5 piso coin was the first of the series to be issued, on November 30 2017. However, I will show the coins in order of denomination, lowest first.
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BSP seal.jpg


This was the seal of the BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas = Central Bank of the Philippines) at the time that these coins were first issued.

 It represents the stylised head of an eagle.

The seal appears on part of the reverse design of all the coins of this series.
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Philippines 1 sentimo 2018.jpg


The 1 sentimo coin is made of nickel-plated steel.

It weighs 1.9 grams and has a diameter of 15 mm.


The obverse shows the stylised Philippine flag, the year and the denomination.
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Philippines 1 sentimo 2018-.jpg

The reverse of the 1 sentimo coin features a mangkono flower (Xanthostemon verdugonianus).
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Xanthostemon verdugonianus.jpg

A mangkono flower (Xanthostemon verdugonianus).
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Philippines 5 sentimo 2017.jpg

The 5 sentimo coin is made of nickel-plated steel.

It weighs 2.2 grams and has a diameter of 16 mm.


The obverse shows the stylised Philippine flag, the year and the denomination.
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Philippines 5 sentimo 2017-.jpg

The reverse of the 5 sentimo coin features a kapal-kapal baging (Hoya pubicalyx).
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Hoya pubicalyx.jpg

Kapal-kapal baging (Hoya pubicalyx).
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Philippines 25 sentimo 2018.jpg


The 25 sentimo coin is made of nickel-plated steel.

It weighs 3.6 grams and has a diameter of 20 mm.


The obverse shows the stylised Philippine flag, the year and the denomination.
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Philippines 25 sentimo 2018-.jpg

The reverse of the 25 sentimo coin features a katmon (Dillenia philippinensis).
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Katmon.jpg

Katmon (Dillenia philippinensis).
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Philippines 1 piso 2018#.jpg

The 1 piso coin is made of nickel-plated steel.

It weighs 6 grams and has a diameter of 23 mm.

The obverse design features a portrait of José Rizal.


From Wikipedia:

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, widely known as José Rizal (1861–1896), was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.

He was executed by the Spanish colonial government for the crime of rebellion after the Philippine Revolution, inspired in part by his writings, broke out. Though he was not actively involved in its planning or conduct, he ultimately approved of its goals which eventually led to Philippine independence.
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José Rizal.
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Philippines 1 piso 2018-.jpg

The reverse of the 1 piso coin features a waling-waling orchid (Vanda sanderiana).
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