Philippines 1944-D 10 centavos
This type was struck for the Philippines 1937-45. It superseded a ten centavos struck 1907-35 with a slightly different reverse. The reverses of Philippine coins were redesigned to feature a new coat of arms upon the inauguration of the Commonwealth in 1936. This type was struck at the Manila mint in 1937-38 and 1941 but issues obviously ceased with the Japanese invasion. More were struck 1944-45 at the Denver mint in preparation for the liberation of the islands by American forces. Today, this handsome coin is available in all grades including uncirculated. All were demonetized by the Philippine government in the late 1960's when the currency was reformed.
Recorded Mintage: 31,592,000.
Specifications: 2.00 g, .750 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog Reference: KM 165.
- Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 35th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
- Ganzon de Legarda, Angelita, Piloncitos to Pesos, A Brief History of Coinage in the Philippines, Manila: Bancom Development Corporation, 1976.