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Bangko Sentral to sell P10,000, P500 commemorative coins

Jan 08, 2020 - 8:15 PM

A single P10,000 gold commemorative coin costs P127,500


LOOK: New P20 coin, enhanced P5 coin unveiled

Dec 17, 2019 - 10:25 AM

The new P20 coin is more expensive to produce than the banknote version, but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says it will last much longer

NEW COIN. The new P20 and the enhanced P5 coins of the Philippines is unveiled on December 17, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

UK 'pauses' production of Brexit coin as delay looms

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:05 PM

'We have paused production of the Brexit coin, and will take a final decision in due course,' says the UK government

POUND. In this file photo taken on December 14, 2017 a British one pound sterling coin is arranged in front of a Union flag for a photograph in London. AFP file photo

Design of new P20 coin to be unveiled in December

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The P20 coin will initially coexist with the banknote version. But the banknote will be gradually removed from circulation.


Bangko Sentral to create P20 coin

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) A study finds that Filipinos frequently use P20 bills, leading to the banknote's wear and tear. A coin version will extend its life span.


Coin toss decides mayoral race in Palawan town

May 17, 2019 - 6:50 AM

A coin toss is needed to settle who between reelectionist Noel Beronio and challenger former mayor Sue Cudilla will be proclaimed mayor

BSP to demonetize commemorative coins from 1974 to 1994

May 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The central bank says the commemorative coins will remain legal tender (mode of payment) up to April 30, 2019

MRT, LRT ticketing machines now accept new peso coins

Apr 17, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Commuters can already use the newly designed P1, P5, and P10 coins at ticket vending machines of the MRT3, LRT1, and LRT2

NEW COINS. The ticketing vending machine at MRT3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2 now accepts the newly-issued BSP coins. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LOOK: Newly designed Philippine coins

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the new coins will coexist with the old coins in circulation

Bangkok-based firm plans initial coin offering in the Philippines

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Global Crypto Hub seeks to secure the necessary licenses to launch an initial coin offering for its digital currency Usereum

SEC not closing door on coin offerings despite ban on Calata-led Krop coins

Jan 29, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The commission says it will study cryptocurrency offerings in order to protect investors while the Joseph Calata-linked Krop Coins offering remains illegal

SEC orders Calata to stop selling Krops tokens, coins

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Calata-led Black Cell claims on its website that it is the 'world's 1st agricultural marketplace crypto equity' through initial coin offering

CEASE AND DESIST. SEC says Krops are selling or offering securities to the public without the necessary license from the corporate regulator. Screenshot from Black Cell's website

About $400 million lost or stolen in cryptocoin offerings since 2015 – report

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The report from Ernst & Young, which studied 372 initial coin offerings, says phishing attacks were commonly used to pilfer the money. The stolen amount represents 10% of all the ICO funds raised since 2015

BSP defends design for new P5 coin, differentiates it from P1 coin

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:01 PM

This statement comes after a senator's appeal to halt circulation of new P5 coins

HONORING. The new P5 coin features Andres Bonifacio, who replaces Emilio Aguinaldo on the face of the coin. Image from the BSP

BSP releases new P5 coin to honor Andres Bonifacio

Nov 29, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The central bank will circulate the new coin on December 1 to commemorate the 154th birth anniversary of the father of the Philippine Revolution, while other newly designed coins will be circulated in January 2018

Defiance in Britain over new £1 coin as deadline looms

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Businesses complain they weren't given enough time to switch to the new coin

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows an old issue £1 (one pound) coin (R) pictured alongside a newly issued 12-sided £1 (one pound) coin in London. Britain's old one-pound coin is being phased out completely on October 15, 2017, but businesses complain they have been given too little time to switch to the new one and many are planning to defy the deadline. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

BSP warns it will go after those who mutilate peso bills, coins

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas vows to punish those seen in a video burning peso bills. The perpetrators can be fined up to P20,000 and jailed for up to 5 years.

Coins, nails used as shrapnel for Maute bombs in Marawi

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Crisis spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong hits the Maute Group for using the Bato Mosque to manufacture IEDs

Pirate Bay using visitor CPUs for cryptocurrency mining

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:31 PM

The site is testing a monetization option that involves hijacking user CPUs to mine virtual coins

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#PugadBaboy: Paltik's Ingrained Virtues

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Jojo's Coin Slot

Mar 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vatican replaces image of Pope Francis on euro coins

Jan 28, 2017 - 9:36 AM

The EU s official journal on January 24 has published pictures of the Vatican s new coins and they show that Pope Francis image has been replaced

'POPE OF THE POOR.' Pope Francis his greeted by a prelate during the Vespers mass for the solemnity of the conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle on January 25, 2017 at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

SHORT FILM: The Story Of 90 Coins

Feb 29, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Fans throw coins at Washington after controversial Ginebra-Globalport game – report

Dec 27, 2015 - 10:23 PM

PBA players also take to Twitter to pacify angry fans following a report that Globalport s Jay Washington had coins thrown at him

CONTROVERSY. This final 8-second possession of Globalport against Ginebra is the subject of controversy among fans. Angry fans reportedly threw coins at Jay Washington (far left) after the game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

BSP warns public anew against fake PH bills

Dec 25, 2015 - 4:40 PM

BSP says the public should be extra vigilant as counterfeiters have a new modus operandi in faking peso bills

MODUS OPERANDI. Counterfeiters are pasting the extracted, genuine Windowed Security Thread on the counterfeit P500 and P1000 bills, thus the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas warns the public anew to be extra vigilant versus fake bills.

BSP issues limited edition P10-Miguel Malvar coin

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:52 PM

The new coin released for the 150th birth anniversary of the Filipino hero will be available starting December 22 at BSP HQ branches and offices

Photo shows the new limited edition 10-peso Miguel Malvar commemorative coin at the BSP Building in Ermita, Manila on Monday morning. The BSP issued the commemorative coin for the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine Hero Miguel Malvar. The coin will be available starting on Tuesday, December 22 at the BSP offices and branches. Lito Boras / Rappler

Proposed PH coins to be more counterfeit-resistant – BSP

Oct 29, 2015 - 9:19 PM

The central bank also says that some coins will have to go because they already outlived their usefulness as far as the public is concerned

RATIONALIZATION. BSP Deputy Diwa Guinigundo says "there will be rationalization in terms of number. Some denominations will have to go because they have outlived their usefulness as far as the general public is concerned.” Images of coins from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Uber for banking? Coins.ph turns people into ATMs

Jul 21, 2015 - 11:44 AM

A new service on its Bitcoin wallet called Teller turns anyone with a smartphone into an ATM where you can deposit your money Think Uber for banking

COINS.PH. Image from Tech in Asia.

BSP to produce more Pope Francis coins

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Those interested to have commemorative papal coins have until March 13 to reserve online

BSP to issue commemorative Pope Francis coins

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:02 PM

The limited edition legal tender coins come in P50 and P500 denominations and will be available starting last week of January

BSP to issue Mabini, Pope Francis coins

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:10 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is minting P500 and P50 commemorative coins in time for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January

Anti-coin hoarding bill exempts piggy bank users

Dec 12, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Senate Bill 2452 targets individuals and syndicates engaged in the large scale hoarding and exportation of coins says Senator Serge Osmeña

Coin toss earns city council seat for Pacquiao’s brother

Dec 18, 2013 - 7:44 PM

The tie between Roel Pacquiao and Ma Lourdes Casabuena in the ABC elections is broken by a flipping of the coin Now he s ex officio city councilor in GenSan

BSP issues commemorative P10 Bonifacio coins

Dec 17, 2013 - 7:55 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas starts circulating 10 million pieces of Bonifacio coins on December 18 to commemorate the hero s 150th birth anniversary

P10 BONIFACIO COIN. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued these commemorative 10-peso Andres Bonifacio coins for the hero's 150th birth anniversary. Image from BSP's press release

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Sep 20, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Exit 73 Studios takes us to a trip down video game memory lane in this short animation inspired by classic video games