Philippines 1919-S 20 centavos
This type was struck for the Philippines 1907-29. It superseded an earlier type weighing 5.38 grams. 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 1928-29. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed. This final issue from the San Francisco mint is a better date but not one of the rare dates of 1909-15.
Recorded Mintage: 850,000.
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.
- 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.