Philippines 1909-S 10 centavos

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1909-S Ten Centavos

In 1907, the ten centavos was reduced to two grams and issued at Philadelphia and San Francisco 1907-19. The Manila mint struck reduced size ten centavos in 1920-21 (without mintmark), 1929 and 1935. In 1937, with the inauguration of the Commonwealth, the reverse was redesigned. This third type (KM 181) was struck at Manila 1937-41 and at Denver in 1944-45. All were demonetized by the Philippines government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed.

Recorded Mintage: 312,199.

Specifications: 2.00 g, .750 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog Reference: KM 169.


  • Basso, Aldo P., Coins, Medals and Tokens of the Philippines, Menlo Park, CA: 1968.
  • 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.

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