BSP to issue Mabini, Pope Francis coins
MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will issue 3 new limited edition coins to honor the 150th year of Philippine hero Apolinario Mabini, overseas Filipino workers, and the Leyte landing beginning Monday, December 22.
The BSP also said in a statement on Friday, December 19, that it will issue P50- and P500- commemorative coins in time for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January.
Starting Monday, the 3 limited edition coins that would be available are:
- The Bagong Bayani Commemorative Coin in honor of Overseas Filipinos on the P5-circulating coin
- The 150th year of Philippine hero Apolinario Mabini on the P10-circulating coin
- The Leyte Landing which was a turning point for the liberation of the Philippines during World War II on the P5-circulating coin
"As a matter of policy, the BSP commemorates significant events and heroic Filipinos in our country’s history through the minting of coins, medals or overprints on our banknotes," the BSP said.
The most recent commemorative circulation coins issued by the BSP were for the 150th year of National Hero Dr Jose Rizal in 2011, and the 150th year of Philippine Hero Andres Bonifacio in 2013. – Rappler.com