Philippines 1908 5 centavos
This type was struck for the Philippines 1903-28. The early dates (1903-08) are from the Philadelphia mint, the middle dates (1916-19) are from the San Francisco mint and the later dates (1925-28)(1920-1921 without a mint mark) are from the Manila mint. The Manila mint struck reduced size five centavos 1930-35 (KM 175). In 1937, with the inauguration of the Commonwealth, the reverse was redesigned. This third type (KM 180) was struck at Manila 1937-41 and at San Francisco in 1944-45. Many of the dates are rare, especially in nice condition; the 1908 is a proof-only issue. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed.
Recorded Mintage: 500 Proofs.
Specifications: 5.00 g, copper-nickel, 21.3 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog Reference: KM 164.
- 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.