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Commemorative Currency - Commemorative Coins

Commemorative coins may vary in size with the ordinary circulation coins. These coins were minted to honor a specific person or recognize the significance of a place or event that made a mark in the history of Philippines. Most of these commemorative coins are minted from precious metals like gold and silver making them extraordinary and more expensive.

The following are the commemorative Philippine Peso coins issued since 1947:

mcarthur
Liberation of the Philippines
from the Japanese by
Gen. Douglas MacArthur 
1947, 50-s & 1-p
Demonetized

jr 100
100th Birth Anniversary
of Jose Rizal 
1961, 50-s & 1-p
Demonetized

bonifacio 100
100th Birth Anniversary
of Andres Bonifacio
1963, 1-piso
Demonetized

mabini 100
100th Birth Anniversary
of Apolinario Mabini
1964, 1-piso
Demonetized


25th Anniversary
of Bataan Day 
67, 1-piso
Demonetized

aguinaldo 100
100th Birth Anniversary
of Emilio Aguinaldo 
1967, 1-piso
Demonetized

pjpii 1970
Pope Paul VI visit
to the Philippines 
1970, 1-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

bsp 25
25th Anniversary of
BSP 
1974, 25-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

iabl 3
3rd Anniversary of Ang
Bagong Lipunan Sept. 2, 1972 
1975, 50-&1000-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

bog 1976
1976 Annual Meeting of
Boards of Governors
1976, 50-&1500-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

abl 5
3rd Anniversary of Ang
Bagong Lipunan
1977, 1500- &5000-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

sppmc
Inauguration of the Security Printing
Plant and Mint Complex 
1977, 50-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

sppmc 1978
Inauguration of the Security Printing
Plant and Mint Complex 
1978, 1500-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020


mlq 100
100th Birth Anniversary of
Pres. Manuel L. Quezon 
1978, 25- & 50-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

unctad 1979
United Nations (UN) Conference
on Trade and Development 
1979, 25-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

children 1979
International Year
of the Children 
1979, 50-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

mac 100
100th Birth Anniversary of
Gen. Douglas MacArthur 
1980, 25- & 2500-p
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

pjpii 1980
Pope John Paul II
visit to the Philippines 
1980, 1500-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

pjpii 1981
Pope John Paul II
visit to the Philippines
1981, 50- &1500-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

wfd
World Food Day 
1981, 25-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

40th bataan
40th Anniversary of Bataan -
Corregidor World War II 
1982, 50- &1500-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

marcos-reagan
Marcos - Reagan
1982, 25-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

up 75
University of the Philippines
Diamond Jubilee
1983, 100-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

pcca us visit
1986 State visit of Corazon Aquino
to the United States of America 
1986, 25- & 2500-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

wwf
World Wildlife Fund 
1987, 200-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020


ppr 1988
People Power Revolution
1987, 10- & 500-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

dkp
Dekada ng
Kulturang Pilipino 
1989, 1-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

save the children
Save  the Children 
1990, 200-p
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

quirino 100
100th Birth Anniversary of
Elpidio Quirino  
1990, 2-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

seag 1991
1991
Southeast Asian Games
1991, 150-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

antipolo
400th Anniversary
of Antipolo, Rizal 
1991, 1-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

jpl 100
100th Birth Anniversary
of Jose P. Laurel 
1991, 2-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

ppr 6
6th Anniversary –
Restoration of Democracy 
1992, 10000-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

ind 50
50th Anniversary –
Araw ng Kagitingan 
1992, 1-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

mar 100
100th Birth Anniversary
of Manuel Roxas 
1992, 2-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020

leyte 50
50th Anniversary –
Leyte Gulf Landing  
1994, 50-, 100- & 1000-piso
Legal tender
up to 30 April 2019;
considered demonetized
starting 1 May 2020


pjpii 1995
Pope John Paul Visit
to the Philippines 
1995, 100-, 200-,
2500- & 5000-piso
Legal tender

apec 1996
Asia Pacific Economic
Cooperation Conference 
1996, 2000-piso
Legal tender

jpr 100
Centennial Anniversary
Jose Rizal Martyrdom 
1996, 500-piso
Legal tender

bonifacio 100
Centennial Anniversary –
Andres Bonifacio 
1997, 500-piso
Legal tender


cpr 100
Centennial Anniversary -
Carlos P. Romulo 
1998, 500-piso
Legal tender

aguinaldo 100
Centennial Anniversary-
Emilio Aguinaldo 
1998, 500-piso
Legal tender

50 cb
50th Anniversary –
Central Banking 
1999, 500-& 5000-piso
Legal tender

jr 150
150th Anniversary –
Jose Rizal
2011, 1-piso
Legal tender


1-piso 2011
Commemorative Rizal Coin
2011, 1-piso
Legal tender


10-piso bonifacio
Bonifacio Commemorative Coin
2013, 10-piso
Legal tender


bagong bayani 2014
Bagong Bayani
Commemorative Coin;
150th year of Philippine Hero
Apolinario Mabini;
Leyte Landing
2014, 5- and 10-piso
Legal tender


papal coins 2015
Limited Edition
Commemorative Coins
for the Papal Visit
2015, 50-, 500-piso
Legal tender


malvar coin 2015
Limited Edition Miguel Malvar
Commemorative Coin
2015, 10-piso
Legal tender


ASEAN coin 2017
ASEAN Commemorative Coin
2017, 1-piso
Legal tender


dela costa ricarte torres 2017
Limited Edition
Commemorative Circulation Coins
of Reverend Horacio dela Costa,
General Artemio Ricarte
and General Isidro Torres
2017, 1-piso
Legal tender