• 1 Piso 1995-2003, KM# 269, Philippines
  • 1 Piso 1995-2003, KM# 269, Philippines
Description

In December 1995, a new set of coins and notes was issued which carried the logo of the new BSP: 5- and 1-piso and 25-, 10-, 5- and 1-sentimo, with the aim of carrying out the demonetization of all previous series by Jan 2, 1998. On July 10, 2001, BSP issued the 10-piso coin for general circulation to commemorate its 8th anniversary.

Obverse

Logo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) within circle and gear design, 1993 (date a new BSP was established) below.

Adopted in 1993, the original seal consisted of a stylized representation of the sun hovering over mountain ranges and above the Philippine flag which was framed by a wheel.

BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS
1993

Reverse

Head of José Rizal facing right, value to the right, date below.

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, popularly 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 an anti-colonial 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.

He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines, and is implied by Philippine law to be one of the national heroes. He was the author of the novels Noli Me Tángere and El filibusterismo, and a number of poems and essays.

REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
1
PISO
JOSE RIZAL
1997

Edge

1 Piso

BSP series, Non-magnetic
KM# 269
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6.1 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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