Philippines 1906 20 centavos

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1906 Twenty Centavos PROOF

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 but not rare as are the corresponding fifty centavos. In 1907, the denomination was reduced in weight to 4 grams (KM 170) and a substantial number issued 1907-21 with a final issue from the Manila mint in 1929. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed. This date s available only in proof.

Recorded Mintage: 500 Proofs.

Specifications: 5.385 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog Reference: KM 166.

Source:

  • Basso, Aldo P., Coins, Medals and Tokens of the Philippines, Menlo Park, CA: 1968.
  • 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.

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