Philippines 1983 piso

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was issued by the Philippines for circulation 1983-89, to be superseded in 1991 by a smaller stainless steel coin (KM 243.2). Today, with US$1 = 48 PHP (approximately), no coins smaller than a peso circulate. This date is common. The beast on the reverse, Anoa mindoroensis, now reclassified as Bubalus mindoroensis, is better known as the tamaraw bull. Fewer than a thousand individuals exist.

Recorded mintage: 55,869,000.

Specification: 9.5 g, copper-nickel, 29 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 243.1.


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

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