BSP: Commemorative Coins and Medals

Commemorative Coins and Medals

Aside from circulation coins, the BSP also issues commemorative coins which are also legal tender. Commemorative coins are produced in limited quantities and are issued to commemorate special events or persons.

Commemorative coins may either be:

  • Proof Quality coins are those with frosted design with mirror-like background finish.
  • Brilliant Uncirculated Quality coins are taken from the first 50 strikes of from a brand new set of minting dies.
  • Circulation Quality coins conform with the specification of the series currently in circulation with the design changed to the event or person being commemorated.

Commemorative coins issued recently include:



Yearmark Requested By Occasion Denomination/Mintage

1994

Department of Tourism

50th Anniversary - Leyte Gulf Landings

Silver - 1000 PISO / 1,000 pieces
Silver - 500 PISO / 1,000 pieces
Silver - 100 PISO / 1,000 pieces
Non-Precious - 5 PISO / 7,800 pieces

1995

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Papal Visit/World Youth Day

Gold - 5000 PISO / 1,000 pieces
Gold - 2500 PISO / 3,000 pieces
Silver - 200 PISO / 1,000 pieces
Silver - 100 PISO / 1,000 pieces

1996

Department of Foreign Affairs

50th Anniversary - Philippine - American Friendship Day

Non-Precious - 1 PISO / 5,000 pieces

1996

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

APEC Conference

Gold - 2000 PISO / 3,000 pieces

1996

National Centennial Commission

Centennial Anniversary - Jose Rizal Martyrdom

Silver - 500 PISO / 2,625 pieces

1997

National Centennial Commission

Centennial Anniversary - Andres Bonifacio

Silver - 500 PISO / 2,625 pieces

1998

Carlos P. Romulo Foundaton

Centennial Anniversary - Carlos P. Romulo

Silver - 500 PISO / 2,100 pieces

1998

National Centennial Commission

Centennial Anniversary - Emilio Aguinaldo

Silver - 500 PISO / 2,100 pieces

1999

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

50th Anniversary - Central Banking

Gold - 5000 PISO / 2,000 pieces
Silver - 500 PISO / 5,000 pieces