Philippines 1934-M 5 centavos

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1934-M Five Centavos

This type was struck for the Philippines 1930-35. It superseded a larger five centavo piece struck 1903-28. In 1937, with the inauguration of the Commonwealth, the reverse was redesigned. This third type (KM 180) was struck at Manila 1937-41 and at San Francisco in 1944-45. Many of the early dates are rare, especially in nice condition, but the 1934-M is only somewhat scarce. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed. The specimen shown is from the Manila mint and is the reduced size.

Recorded mintage: 2,153,729.

Specification: 4.87g, copper-nickel, 19 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 175.


  • 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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