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
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 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
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-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
Canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod 2013, 50-piso
PDIC – 50th Anniversary 2013, 50-piso
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