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Coin Production

The Mint & Refinery Operations Department of the Bank is responsible for the minting of coins. Shown below is its production for the ten years period.

Year Production - In Millions

1995

196.402

1996

664.353

1997

785.498

1998

717.263

1999

671.900

2000

557.652

2001

703.937

2002

1084.102

2003

1350.718

2004

1195.035

 

Coin Design and Features

Following are the characteristics of coins issued by the BSP:

Denomination

Material

Metallic

Color

Diameter

Weight

Shape

Edge

10-Piso


Bi-metal:
Ring, Cupro-Nickel

Core, Nickel Aluminum bronze

75%Copper-25%Nickel

2%Nickel-6%Aluminum-92%Copper

White Yellow

26.5

8.7

Round

Interrupted Serration

5-Piso

Nickel-Brass

5.5% nickel ,70% copper, 24.5% zinc

Pale Yellow

27

7.7

Round

Plain (design bordered by 12-scallop)

1-Piso

Nickel plated Steel

plating not less than 25 microns
on steel substrate

Grayish White

24

6.1

Round

Reeded

25-Sentimo

Brass plated Steel

plating not less than 25 microns
on steel substrate

Yellow

20

3.8

Round

Plain

10-Sentimo

Copper plated Steel

plating not less than 25 microns
on steel substrate

Copper Red

17

2.5

Round

Reeded

5-Sentimo

Copper plated Steel

plating not less than 25 microns
on steel substrate

Copper Red

15.5

1.9

Round (with 4 mm central hole)

Plain

1-Sentimo

Copper plated Steel

plating not less 25 microns on steel substrate

Copper Red

15.5

2.0

Round

Plain

The design features of each denomination coin are summarized in the table below:

Denomination

Obverse

Reverse

10-Piso

Profiles of Bonifacio and Mabini/Year Mark

Logo of BSP

5-Piso

Profile of Aguinaldo/Year Mark

Logo of BSP

1-Piso

Profile of Rizal/Year Mark

Logo of BSP

25-Sentimo

“25 SENTIMO”/Year Mark

Logo of BSP

10-Sentimo

“10 SENTIMO”/Year Mark

Logo of BSP

5-Sentimo

“5 SENTIMO”/Year Mark

Words “Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas” along the border

1-Sentimo

“1 SENTIMO”/Year Mark

Logo of BSP

 

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