Philippines 1983 5 sentimo

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This type was issued by the Philippines for circulation 1983-92, to be superseded in 1995 by a copper plated steel coin (KM 268). Today, with US$1 = 48 PHP (approximately), no coins smaller than a peso circulate. This date is common. The flower on the reverse is the waling-waling orchid, the Philippine national flower.

Recorded mintage: 100,016,000.

Specification: 1.2 g, aluminum, 17 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 239.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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