Currency of the Philippines, American issues (1898-1946)

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5669 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $431.25. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 2 Pesos, 1903. P-25a. This highly scarce deuce kicks off the Philippines Islands issues and is seen in a very attractive and problem free circulated grade. The note shows the signatures of William H. Taft and Frank A. Brenagan. FINE."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5658 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $862.50. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 5 Pesos, 1.1.1908. P-1. This scarce note starts off the small size notes from the United States of America administration and is seen in a sensational high end circulated grade being easily one of the nicest examples we have seen. Strong embossing along with deep color are noted. The circulation is in the form of a single vertical center fold and a pleasing serial number of A797 is an additional perk. EXTREMELY FINE."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5659 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 10 Pesos, 1.1.1908. P-2b. Another lovely and scarce Banco Espanol Filipino note which shows in a healthy circulated grade with nice color and good definition of the details. Some minor rust stains are mentioned. FINE-VERY FINE."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5670 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $747.50. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 20 Pesos, 1908. P-34e. A tough single denomination date which will surely attract sophisticated collectors. Even circulation is seen with a still bright yellow under tint. A small blue penned check mark is seen at the right along with two flecks of rust at the lower reverse margin. VERY FINE."

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This specimen was lot 5671 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $299. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 10 Pesos, 1912. P-36e. Another one date, one denomination type which is nearly impossible to find in grades nicer than fine. This pleasing lower grade item still retains nice appeal with even circulation. VERY GOOD."

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This specimen was lot 5662 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $690. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 50 Pesos, 1.1.1912. P-10a. A much more challenging note to acquire then the lesser denominations of the series and seen with nice inks and pleasing detail. VERY FINE."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5664 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $862.50. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 100 Pesos, 1.1.1912. P-11b. A very scarce early dated higher denomination note which is tough to find in any grade. This piece has great appeal with only a few flecks of rust on the reverse from a clip. VERY FINE."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5666 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $2,185. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 200 Pesos, 1.1.1912. P-12. This note represents the highest denomination for the 1912 series and will likely be carefully watched by collectors. The note is seldom seen in any attractive grades and this piece still carries great appeal with it. We are certain only the most comprehensive of collectors will secure this great item. A few pinholes are mentioned along with clip rust at the left. VERY GOOD-FINE."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5674 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1092.50. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 2 Pesos, 1916. P-45. A scarce lower denomination note which is only found with the scarce signature of Ferguson/Parker Wills. This example has the appeal of a higher grade with light circulation and still radiant color. VERY FINE."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5676 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $414. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 20 Pesos, 1918. P-63A. This challenging note is seen in two forms in the 1918 issue. This being the more scarcer of the two which incorporated the ornate blue roman numeral 'XX' at the left. A couple rounded top corners and a blotch of blue ink at the right are the only problems we see other than honest circulation. FINE."

1921 5 pesos

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This specimen was lot 5668 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1092.50. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 200 Pesos, 1.1.1928. P-21. Another great offering of the scarce 200 Pesos denomination with this note being seen in an attractive mid-grade with nice appeal, save for some light red ink and paperclip rust. Still a tough note in any grade. FINE-VERY FINE."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5679 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,466.75. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 50 Pesos, 1936. P-86. A very scarce denomination which will surely grab collector attention. The note is very scarce in Uncirculated grades and this piece has even circulation, good color and only a few pinholes to mention along with a minor paperclip stain. VERY FINE."

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This note was lot 6976 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "PHILIPPINES. 100 Pesos, ND (1944). P-100a. A nice evenly circulated note with bright overprints. PMG VERY FINE 25."

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5682 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $764.75. The catalog description noted, "PHILIPPINES. 500 Pesos, ND (1944). P-101b. A denomination which is never offered enough to satisfy collector demand and finding high grade examples would be an incredibly daunting task. This heavily circulated, but appealing for the grade, highest denomination shows with nice inks and is problem free save for a small hole at the center from the folds. VERY GOOD."

Sources:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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