Philippines 1909-S peso

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1909-S One Peso

After the American conquest of the Philippines in 1898, the currency was reorganized and a new peso was issued 1903-06. This coin was reduced from 26.95 grams to 20 grams in 1907 and issued in that form until 1912. Many dates are very common but the 1911-S and 1912-S are scarce. Proofs exist for 1907 and 1908 but are rare. No additional pesos were issued until the commemorative issues of 1936 celebrating the new commonwealth.

Recorded Mintage: 7,578,000.

Specifications: 20.00 g, .800 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog Reference: KM 172.

Source:

  • 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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