BSP to produce Rizal’s 150th Anniversary medal

During the centennial celebration of Rizal’s day, the Central Bank of the Philippines minted in limited quantities 50 centavo and 1-piso coins showing two angles of Rizal’s bust. The coins were produced in the United States and were made of .900 fine silver. The mintage of both coins were just limited to just 100, 000 … Read more

Tips on spotting genuine notes in circulation

In the booklet “Know Your Philippine Currency,” the BSP advised the public to study and familiarize the characteristics, designs and distinct features of the central banknotes. The following are some practical steps to tell genuine BSP notes: * Feel the paper – Genuine notes are printed on a special kind of paper, which is rough … Read more

BSP considering new designs of coins and notes vs. counterfeiting

The Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas is considering to change the design of our coins and banknotes to fight the proliferation of counterfeit banknotes and coins. BSP also admit that the current designs of our notes and coins have been utilized for the past 20 years now is counterfeits have been very familiar with the these … Read more