• 1 Piso 1983-1990, KM# 243, Philippines
  • 1 Piso 1983-1990, KM# 243, Philippines

The Flora and Fauna series was introduced in 1983 which included ₱2 coins. This series used the Optima typeface. ₱5 coins were reintroduced in 1991, and reduced-size 25-sentimo, 50-sentimo, ₱1 and ₱2 coins were distributed starting Dec 1992. Production of 50-sentimo and ₱2 coins ceased in 1995. The series was demonetized on Jan. 2, 1998.


Head of José Rizal facing right, below truncation mintmark of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

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.



Tamaraw cattle running to right.

The tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis) is a small hoofed mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. It is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, and is the only endemic Philippine bovine. The tamaraw was originally found all over Mindoro, from sea level up to the mountains (2000 meters above sea level), but because of human habitation, hunting, and logging, it is now restricted to only a few remote grassy plains and is now an endangered species.



1 Piso

Flora and fauna series, Large Type
KM# 243
Material Cupronickel
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 1.63 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 243.1, KM# 243.3
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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