• 1 Sentimo 1983-1993, KM# 238, Philippines
  • 1 Sentimo 1983-1993, KM# 238, Philippines
Description

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.

Obverse

Head of Lapu-Lapu left, name of country above, date below. Below truncation the mintmark of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Lapu-Lapu (fl. 1521) was a ruler of Mactan in Visayas. Modern Filipino society regards him as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist Spanish colonization. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan. The battle ended up in the killing of Magellan and the end of his expedition and it delayed the Spanish occupation of the islands by over forty years until the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi in 1564.

Besides being a rival of Rajah Humabon of Cebu, little is known about the life of Lapu-Lapu. The only existing documents about his life are those written by Antonio Pigafetta. His name, origins, religion, and fate are still a matter of controversy. Lapu-Lapu is also known under the names Çilapulapu, Si Lapulapu, Salip Pulaka, Cali Pulaco, and Lapulapu Dimantag.

REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
LAPULAPU
1987

Reverse

A seashell, value above, scientific name below.

Cymbiola imperialis, the imperial volute, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk of the genus Cymbiola in the family Volutidae, the volutes. This species can be found in the Philippines, Sulu Sea.

1 SENTIMO
VOLUTA
IMPERIALIS

Edge

1 Sentimo

Flora and fauna series
KM# 238
Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Weight 0.7 g
Diameter 15.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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Pilipino series

Aluminium, 0.5 g, ⌀ 15.25 mm
New society series

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BSP series

Copper Plated Steel, 2 g, ⌀ 15.5 mm