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Philippine ten peso coin

The Philippine ten-peso coin (₱10) is the largest denomination coin of the Philippine peso.

Ten pesos
Philippines
Value10.00 Philippine Peso
Mass8.0 g
Diameter27 mm
Thickness2.05 mm
EdgeRound/Segmented (Plain and Reeded sections) (Bi-metallic version)
Reeded with edge inscription of "BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS" in italics
CompositionBi-metallic (Cupronickel ring with an aluminum-bronze center plug) (2000-2017)
Nickel-plated steel (2018-present)
Years of minting2000-present
Obverse
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Design"Republika ng Pilipinas", Portrait of Apolinario Mabini; Value; Microprint of "Republika ng Pilipinas"; Year of minting; Mint mark
Design date2017
Reverse
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DesignMedinilla magnifica (Kapa-kapa); logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; Microprint of "Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas"; Microdots
Design date2017

Two versions of this denomination are in circulation; the bi-metallic coin, first issued in 2000, with the dual profiles of Andrés Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini on obverse and the 1993 logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on the reverse. The current version, issued since 2018, features a portrait of Apolinario Mabini on the obverse side and the Kapa-kapa and the current logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on the reverse side.

However, production of the ten peso note became obsolete when the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) stopped printing the banknotes in 2002 (as the last production year of the banknote was stamped in 2001).

Contents

DesignEdit

The coins are composed of nickel-plated steel. The diameter of the coins are 27 mm, and a mass of 8.0 grams. The coins' edges are milled with edge lettering. The obverse feature the profiles of only Apolinario Mabini, unlike before in the BSP Coin series which also featured Andres Bonifacio.

HistoryEdit

IndependenceEdit

  • BSP Coin Series; On July 10, 2001, BSP issued the 10-piso coin for general circulation to commemorate its 8th year anniversary. It has the profiles of Andrés Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini in a con-joint or in tandem manner on the obverse side. The reverse side bears the seal of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas which is consistent with the common reverse design of the other six denominations. This has been an additional denomination to the current coin circulation and a replacement for the 10-piso New Design/BSP Series banknote.[1]
  • New Generation Currency Coin Series; Issued in 2018, the ten piso coin features a portrait of Apolinario Mabini, the denomination and year of issue on the obverse. The reverse side features the Kapa-kapa (Medinilla magnifica) flower and the current logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
BSP Coin Series
(1995–2017)
New Generation Currency Coin Series
(2017-present)
Obverse
Reverse

Commemorative coinsEdit

 
Commemorative 10-peso coin in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Gat. Andres Bonifacio.
 
Commemorative 10-peso coin in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini.
 
Commemorative 10-peso coin in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Gen. Miguel Malvar.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued a commemorative ten peso coin in 1988 to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution.

BSP also released a commemorative ten peso coin on December 18, 2013, to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of the leader of Katipunan, Andres Bonifacio.[2]

On December 19, 2014, The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) published an announcement that three new limited edition, commemorative circulation coins, including Apolinario Mabini 150th anniversary commemorative 10 peso coin, which was released on Monday, 22 December 2014. Another commemorative coin was released on December 22, 2015, commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Miguel Malvar (First Philippine president-unofficial).[3]

External linksEdit

  1. ^ "Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas - BSP Notes and Coins - Coins in Circulation". www.bsp.gov.ph. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  2. ^ Philippine Information Agency (17 December 2013). "BSP circulates Bonifacio commemorative coin". Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  3. ^ Pinoy Numismatist Network (20 December 2014). "2014 Commemorative Coins". Retrieved 20 December 2014.