Philippines 1904-S 50 centavos
This type was struck for the Philippines 1903-06. The Philadelphia mint issued some every year and the San Francisco mint contributed 1903-05. The 1903 and 1904-S are the common dates, the rest are scarce or rare. In 1907, the denomination was reduced in weight to 10 grams (KM 171) and a substantial number issued 1907-21. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed.
Recorded Mintage: 2,160,000.
Specifications: 13.48 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog Reference: KM 167.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ganzon de Legarda, Angelita, Piloncitos to Pesos, A Brief History of Coinage in the Philippines, Manila: Bancom Development Corporation, 1976.