Philippines 1908 50 centavos

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1908 Fifty Centavos PROOF

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 It superseded a larger fifty centavos struck 1903-06.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.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Ganzon de Legarda, Angelita, Piloncitos to Pesos, A Brief History of Coinage in the Philippines, Manila: Bancom Development Corporation, 1976.

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