Philippines 1908 5 centavos

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1908 Five Centavos PROOF

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.

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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