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Commemorative Notes

The BSP issues special notes to commemorate significant events of national interests.

Commemorative notes may vary in size from ordinary circulation notes. Some commemorative issues may use the circulation note but with an overprint of the text descriptive of the significant event or person.

Some examples of Banknote with Overprint:

    Year Occasion/Description of Overprint Denomination


    50 Years of Central Banking in the Philippines



    National Centennial Commission



    Kababaihan Para sa Kaunlaran



    5th Plenary Council of the Philippines



    International Year of Microcredit


Commemorative banknotes issued include:

  • The 100,000-Piso Centennial Commemorative Notes – measuring 22 cm by 33 cm, it is the biggest legal tender issued by the BSP, both in terms of face value and dimension. Only 1,000 notes were issued on the occasion of the 1998 Philippine Centennial Year.
  • The 2,000-Piso Centennial Commemorative Notes – launched in December 1998, the banknote measures 216 mm by 133 cm.


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