• 10 Piso 1988, KM# 250, Philippines , People Power Revolution
  • 10 Piso 1988, KM# 250, Philippines , People Power Revolution
Description

The People Power Revolution was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines, mostly in Metro Manila, from February 22–25, 1986. It is also referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during demonstrations. There was a sustained campaign of civil resistance against regime violence and electoral fraud. The nonviolent revolution led to the departure of Ferdinand Marcos, the end of his 20-year presidential term and the restoration of democracy in the Philippines.

Obverse

Coat of arms of the Philippines dividing date surrounded by the country name above and value below.

The Coat of Arms of the Philippines features the eight-rayed sun of the Philippines with each ray representing the eight provinces (Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Manila, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac) which were placed under martial law by Governor-General Ramón Blanco during the Philippine Revolution, and the three five-pointed stars representing the three primary geographic regions of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

On the field on the dexter side is the American bald eagle of the United States, and on the field on the sinister side is the lion rampant of the coat of arms of Castile and León, both representing the country's colonial past.

REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
19 88
10 PISO

Reverse

Depicts a crowd of people with a national flag in front of a tank surrounded by the inscription.

★PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION★
PHILIPPINES FEBRUARY 22-25, 1986

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel
Weight 22 g
Diameter 36 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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