• 1 Piso 2017-2019, KM# 300, Philippines
  • 1 Piso 2017-2019, KM# 300, Philippines
Description

The New Generation Currency (NGC) Series is the name used to refer to Philippine peso banknotes issued since 2010 and coins issued since 2018 (2017 for the five peso coin). The series uses the Myriad and Twentieth Century typefaces.

The 1 peso (₱1) coin was issued into circulation on March 26, 2018.

Obverse

Depicts a portrait of José Rizal, date and value on the right, country name above, his name on the right below the portrait, mintmark on the left below the value.

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (1861–1896) was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He was the author of the novels Noli Me Tángere and El filibusterismo, and a number of poems and essays. He is tagged as the national hero (pambansang bayani) of the Filipino people. 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.

REPUBLIKA NG
PILIPINAS
2018
1
PISO
JOSE RIZAL

Reverse

Depicts Vanda sanderiana on the left, logo of the Central Bank of the Philippines on the right on the background (microprint of "Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas").

Vanda sanderiana is a flower of the orchid family. It is commonly called Waling-waling in the Philippines and is also called Sander's Vanda, after Henry Frederick Conrad Sander, a noted orchidologist. The orchid is considered to be the "Queen of Philippine flowers" and is worshiped as a diwata by the indigenous Bagobo people.

WALING-
WALING
BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS

Edge

1 Piso

New Generation Currency
KM# 300
Characteristics
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2.05 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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