Philippines 1908 50 centavos
This type was struck for the Philippines 1907-21. It superseded a larger fifty centavos struck 1903-06. The Philadelphia mint struck this type 1907-08 and 1920-21 and the San Francisco mint struck this type 1907-09, 1917-19. This date is proof only (the circulation strikes came from San Francisco) and is fairly scarce but is available for a price. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed.
Recorded Mintage: 500 Proofs.
Specifications: 10 g, .750 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog Reference: KM 171.
- 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.