• 1 Piso 2011, KM# 284, Philippines , 150 Years of Birth of José Rizal
  • 1 Piso 2011, KM# 284, Philippines , 150 Years of Birth of José Rizal
Description

Engraver: Emerson Rg. Abraham

Obverse

Depicts a bust of José Rizal, surrounded by the inscriptions. Mintmark below left ear.

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
150
YEARS
1861 2011

Reverse

Depicts the logo of the Central Bank of the Philippines between (left-top) half ray-design from the sun (a stylized representation of the Philippine flag), value below, date on the right.

BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS
2011
1 PISO

Edge

1 Piso

150 Years of Birth of José Rizal

KM# 284 Schön# 130
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 5.35 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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