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Commemorative Currency - Commemorative Notes

Commemorative notes are being issued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to memorialize an event of historic significance to the country. Usually, these are in limited volume, set apart from the banknotes intended for circulation and overprinted with an emblem or text descriptive of the theme or occasion being celebrated. In 1998, when the Philippines celebrated 100 years of independence from Spanish rule, the BSP issued commemorative notes specially designed `for the occasion which were made bigger than the circulation notes. In fact, the 100,000-piso Centennial Commemorative Note was recorded as the largest banknote in 1998 in the Guinness Book. The following are the commemorative banknotes which the BSP has issued since 1990:

Inauguration of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, 10 piso
Inauguration of
Pres. Ferdinand Marcos
1981, 10-piso

PPJPII
Pope John Paul II visit
to the Philippines
1981, 2-piso

PCCA Visit America
Pres. Corazon Aquino
visit America
1986, 5-piso

Blessed Lorenzo Ruiz
Canonization of
Blessed Lorenzo Ruiz
1987, 5-piso

40th anniv BSP
40th Anniversary of
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
1989, 5-piso

Kababaihan
Kababaihan Para
sa Kaunlaran
1990, 5-piso

2nd plenary council
2nd Plenary Council
of the Philippines
1990, 5-piso

natl centennial comm
National Centennial
Commission
1998, 100-piso

centennial comm 100k
100,000-piso Centennial
Commemorative Notes
1998, 100,000-piso

centennial comm 2k
2,000-piso Centennial
Commemorative Notes
1998, 2,000-piso

50 cbp
50 Years of Central
Banking in the Philippines
1999, 50-piso

intl yr of microcredit
International Year
of Microcredit
2004, 20-piso

up 100
UP Logo
2008, 100-piso

60 yrs cbp
60th Anniversary of Central
Banking in the Philippines
2009, All 6 denominations

400th ust
400th Anniversary of the
University of Sto. Tomas
2011, 200-piso

up law 100
UP College of Law
Centennial Celebration
2011, 100-piso

ateneo law 100
Ateneo Law School
2011, 100-piso


adb 500
ADB - Manila 2012 Board of
Governors Annual Meeting
2012, 500-piso

dfa
DFA-Asean
45th Anniversary
2012, 50-piso

dlsu 100
De La Salle University
Centennial Celebration
2012, 100-piso

mason 100
The MWGLFAM of the Philippines
Centennial Celebration
2012, 100-piso

manila hotel
Manila Hotel - 100th Anniversary
2012, 100-piso


calungsod
Canonization of
St. Pedro Calungsod
2013, 50-piso


pdic
PDIC 50th Anniversary
2013, 50-piso


uoa50
Trinity University of Asia
50th Anniversary
2013, 50-piso


bsp20 100
BSP 20th Anniversary
2013, 100-piso

rice 100
Department of Agriculture/
National Year of Rice 2013
2013, 100-piso

mason 100
Iglesia ni Kristo/100 years
2013, 100-piso

shell 100
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum
2013, 100-piso