Philippines 1908 centavo

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1908 One Centavo Proof RD

This type was struck for the Philippines 1903-36. The early dates (1903-08) are from the Philadelphia mint, the middle dates (1908-20) are from the San Francisco mint and the later dates (1920-36) are from the Manila mint. In 1937, with the inauguration of the Commonwealth, the reverse was redesigned. This second type (KM 179) was struck at Manila 1937-41 and at San Francisco in 1944. Many of the dates are rare, especially in nice condition; the 1908 is a proof-only date. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed.

Recorded Mintage: 500 Proofs.

Specification: 25 mm diameter, 5.18 g, Bronze (.950 copper & .050 tin & zinc), plain edge.

Catalog Reference: KM 163.


  • 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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