One Hundred Pesos, second issue. Rizal monument at right, watermark of banana plant at left. Size is 6 5/6 x 2 3/4 inches.
The portrait of Abad Santos, Lim and Escoda were revised, a scene from the Centennial celebration of Philippine independence was added on the lower left. The reverse now features the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and the South Sea Pearl.
The portrait of Benigno Aquino, Jr. was redesigned and a portrait of his wife, former president Corazon Aquino, was added, a scene from the EDSA Revolution was added on the lower left of the obverse and the Ninoy Aquino Monument was added in the lower middle. The reverse now features the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and the Blue-Naped Parrot.
The portrait of Diosdado Macapagal was revised, the Arroyo oathtaking was moved from the reverse to the lower left of the obverse with the Aguinaldo Shrine at the background and the Barasoain Church was added on the lower middle. The reverse now features the Chocolate Hills and the Philippine Tarsier.
The portrait of Manuel Roxas was redesigned, a picture of the old Central Bank building and the inauguration of the Republic of the Philippines was added on the lower left corner and bottom center of the bill respectively. The reverse now features the Mayon Volcano and the whale shark.
Struck in Philadelphia with a mintage of 40,000,000.
Metal: Bronze Weight: 3.08 g Diameter: 19 mm
Struck at the United States’ Philadelphia mint in 1958-66 for the Philippines. This type was accompanied by one, ten, twenty-five and fifty centavos which used the old commonwealth designs but were struck in base metal.
This Commemorative Philippines 1 Peso Silver Coin was made to honor the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Apolinario Mabini. Each coin has an actual silver weight of .7523 ounces of pure silver and measures 38 mm in diameter. Only 100,000 of these coins were ever minted.
Apolinario Mabini was born on July 23, 1864 in Tanauan, Batangas. Lawyer and statesman, Mabini performed all his revolutionary and governmental activities despite having lost the use of both his legs to Polio shortly before the Philippine Revolution of 1896.
Mabini’s role in Philippine history saw him confronting first Spanish Colonial Rule in the opening days of the Philippine Revolution, and then American colonial rule in the days of the Philippine-American War.