Philippines 1912-S 20 centavos

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1912-S Twenty Centavos

This type was struck for the Philippines 1907-29. The Philadelphia mint issued some in 1907 and the San Francisco mint contributed 1907-19. In 1907, the denomination was reduced in weight to 4 grams (KM 170) and a substantial number issued 1907-21 with a final issue from the Manila mint in 1929. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed.

Recorded Mintage: 750,000.

Specifications: 4 g, .750 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog Reference: KM 170.


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