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LETTER P is the symbol for PESO with two horizontal strikethrough lines. It is sometimes shown as a P with just one strikethrough line or just a P with no strikethrough lines at all since there are problems with font support. The ISO 4217 code for the Philippine peso is PHP. Philippine currency exists as both coins and bank notes (or bills). The peso or piso is equal to 100 centavos or sentimo. Centavos are practically worthless and as such, most centavo coins are not used that often in everyday business.

Below is a description of all coins and bank notes (bills) that are in or were newly in circulation. The sizes of coins varies but all bank notes or bills should be assumed to be 160 mm by 66 mm in size unless purposely stated otherwise.


VALUEFRONT imageFRONT description BACK image BACK description Color
or limang piso
front five peso billEmilio Aguinaldo
Philippine 1st president. At the right is an illustration of a cannon and of an histocial marker of the First Republic 1898 - 1901.
back five peso billDeclaration of Philippine Independence
Aguinaldo displays the Philippine flag from the balcony of his house and proclaims independence from Spain to the Filipino masses below
or sampung piso
front ten peso billApolinario Mabini (left) and Andres Bonifacio (right) Items relating to Katipunan are shown on the right side. back ten peso billBarosoain Church where proclamation of Malolos Constitution and organization of the Congress of First Republic. Blood Compact of the Katipuneros. To the right (not on older bills), Filipino revolutionaries get together under the Katipunan banner.Brown
or dalawam-pung piso
front twenty peso billManuel L. Quezon
Philippine 2nd president and Commonwealth 1st president. The image on the right shows the establishment of the Commonwealth (a Coat of Arms) and the 1935 Constitution.
back twenty peso billMalacañang PalaceOrange
pung piso
front fifty peso billSergio Osmena
Commonwealth 2nd President. Assumed office upon the death of Manuel Quezon.
back fifty peso billNational Museum
(historically and formerly the Old Congress Building)
sandaang piso
front one hundred peso billManuel Roxas
The image on the right shows a crowd watching the lowering of the US flag and the raising of the Philippine flag demonstrating the end of the Commonwealth and the beginning of the Third Republic of the Philippines.
back one hundred peso billCentral Bank of the Philippines
or Banko Central ng Pilipinas
dalawan- daang piso
front two hundred peso billDiosdado Macapagal
On the right is the Aguinaldo mansion where in 1898 Aguinaldo proclaimed independence from Spain. Macapagal moved Independence Day from July 4 to June 12.
back two hundred peso billPhilippine EDSA Revolution 2
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Diosdado Macapagal's daughter, is under oath as president in conlcusion to the EDSA 2 revolution. This bill is no longer being printed.
daang piso
front five hundred peso billBenigno Ninoy S. Aquino Jr.
dove on the left and philippine flag on the right
back five hundred peso billPhilippine Unity - Ninoy's aspirations:
On the top left, Filipinos of different faiths and class of society, civilian and military are seen standing united. In the centre, a mother and a boy give flowers to two soldiers, representing the longing for a democratic and peaceful nation. In the bottom left, part of an article from Ninoy's years as a journalist covering the war in Korea. In the top right is a girl holding a book with the words Study Now Pay Later which refers to an education bill Ninoy sponsored. In the bottom right are the Concepcion Municipal Hall and the Tarlac Capitol building where Ninoy held the office of Mayor and Governor respectively. On the far right at the top is the dove again. While imprisoned during martial law Ninoy campaigned for a seat in the Batasang Pambansa from his cell. During a pro-Ninoy rally outside his cell, a dove landed on the ledge of his cell window and has since then become symbolic of freedom.
1000 PESOS
front one thousand peso billThree Philippine Patriots: Chief justice Jose Abad Santos, Gen. Vicente Lim and Josefa Llanes Escoda. On the far right of the front side is the eternal flame.back one thousand peso billBanaue Rice Terraces, Manunggul Jar, and Langgal Hut
On the right there is also an image of a Manunggul Vase cover (a ship with two dead people paddling to the netherworld) and a Lanngal, also called a Ranggar by Maranaos. It looks like a hut and is a Muslim place of worship.



Philippine peso coins are given out by the Central Bank of the Philippines or “Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas” for distribution
in the Philippines and are presently available in seven denominations.

VALUEFRONT image FRONT description BACK image BACK description CompositionDiameterYear first issued Weight
1 CENTAVO coin or sentimo
front of one centavo coin"1 SENTIMO", Year Mark. back one centavo coinLogo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas6% copper balanced steel15.5 mm19952.0 g
5 CENTAVO coin or limang sentimo
front ten peso bill"5 SENTIMO", Year Mark.back ten peso billWords "Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas" along the border6% copper balanced steel15.5 mm19951.9 g
10 CENTAVO coinor sampung sentimo
front twenty peso bill"10 SENTIMO", Year Mark.back twenty peso billLogo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas6% copper balanced steel17.0 mm19952.5 g
coin or
at limang sentimo
front fifty peso bill"25 SENTIMO", Year Mark.back fifty peso billLogo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas65% copper
35% zinc
20.0 mm19953.8 g
1 PESO coin
front one hundred peso billProfile of Jose Rizal, Year Mark.back one hundred peso billLogo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas75% copper
25% nickel
24.0 mm19956.1 g
5 PESO coin
limang piso
front two hundred peso billProfile of Emilio Aguinaldo, Year Mark.back two hundred peso billLogo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas70% copper
5.5% nickel
24.5% zinc
27.0 mm19957.7 g
10 PESO coin
sampung piso
front five hundred peso billProfiles of Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini, Year Markback five hundred peso billLogo of Bangko Sentral ng PilipinasRing: 75% copper
25% nickel
Center: 92% copper
6% aluminum
2% nickel
26.5mm20008.7 g

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