Philippines 1929-M centavo
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. This issue was produced at the Manila mint, which struck all Philippine coinage from 1920 until World War Two. 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, but the 1929-M is only somewhat scarce. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed.
Recorded mintage: 5,657,000.
Specification: 25 mm diameter, 5.18 g, bronze (.950 copper & .050 tin & zinc), plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 163.
- 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.