1 PESO COMMEMORATIVE COINS WILL BE RELEASED SOON!

Ten million worth of the new one-peso coin will be issued this month to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Philippines national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal last June 19, 2011.


The Office of the President and the BSP Monetary Board approved the issuance of the commemorative coin as legal tender.   

The coin is of the same size and weight as the one-peso coin now in circulation which is 24 millimeters in diameter at 5.35 grams.  
On the face of the grayish, nickel-plated coin is the portrait of Jose Rizal, with the words 150 years, Republika ng Pilipinas, and the years 1861-2011 etched on it.
The reverse side carries the new BSP seal, 1-piso and 2011.

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