• 25 Sentimo 1983-1990, KM# 241.1, Philippines
  • 25 Sentimo 1983-1990, KM# 241.1, Philippines
Obverse

Head of Juan Luna right, name of country above, date below. Below truncation the mintmark of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Juan Luna y Novicio (1857–1899), better known as Juan Luna was a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists.

His winning the gold medal in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts, along with the silver win of fellow Filipino painter Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, prompted a celebration which was a major highlight in the memoirs of members of the Propaganda Movement, with the fellow Ilustrados toasting to the two painters' good health and to the brotherhood between Spain and the Philippines.

Regarded for work done in the manner of the Spanish, Italian and French academies of his time, Luna painted literary and historical scenes, some with an underscore of political commentary. His allegorical works were inspired with classical balance, and often showed figures in theatrical poses.

REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
JUAN
LUNA
1984

Reverse

Butterfly, value above, scientific name below.

Graphium idaeoides is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is endemic to the Philippines. It is a perfect mimic of Idea leuconoe.

25
SENTIMO
GRAPHIUM
IDAEOIDES

Edge

25 Sentimo

Large Type
KM# 241.1 Schön# 82
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 3.9 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.68 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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