25 Centavo Coin

 

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This photo is taken on December 1, 2011 in front of the Quirino Grandstand, Manila Philippines during the second day of the event titled “Barya ng mga Bayani : The Power of Small Change” An event organized by The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Officers’ Club and Employees Association and the Kabayanihan Foundation.  Filipinos from all walks of life donated 25 centavo coins and volunteered to string the coins by themselves.  It is also known as the Philippine’s World Record Breaking Attempt for the Longest Line of Coins.   

The stringed 25 centavo coin is photographed here drenched in rain water because it rained the night before. The volunteers came in the early morning of the second day of the event to fix the rain-damaged parts and to continue with the chain. By the end of the day, the Philippines believes it has broken the Guinness World Record for having laid out the longest line of coins in the same denomination, when it completed a 73.02-kilometer line of 25-centavo coins.  It is still awaiting the nod from the Guinness World Record.

Here’s a trivia on the development of the 25 centavo coin

ENGLISH SERIES

Diameter 23.5
Composition Nickel Brass
Edge Reeded
Obverse Lady Liberty Striking an anvil with a hammer and Mt. Mayon, year of Minting
Reverse Bank title and coat or arms
Issue Date 1958
Withdrawal Date 1967

PILIPINO SERIES

Diameter 21.0mm
Composition Nickel Brass
Edge Reeded
Obverse Juan Luna
Reverse State title, coat of arms, year of minting
First Minting 1967
Withdrawal Date 1974

ANG BAGONG LIPUNAN SERIES

Diameter 21.0mm
Composition Nickel Brass
Edge Reeded
Obverse State Title, Juan Luna, value
Reverse “ANG BAGONG LIPUNAN” BSP logo, year of minting           
First Minting 1975
Withdrawal Date 1983

FLORA AND FAUNA SERIES

Diameter 21.0
Composition Brass
Edge Reeded
Obverse State title, Juan Luna, year of minting
Reverse Value, Graphium idaeoides   
First Minting 1983
Withdrawal Date 1990

IMPROVED FLORA AND FAUNA SERIES

Diameter 16.0mm
Composition Brass
Edge Plain
Obverse State title, Juan Luna, year of minting
Reverse Value, Graphium idaeoides   
First Minting 1991
Withdrawal Date 1994

CURRENT SERIES

Diameter 20.0mm
Weight/Composition/First Minted Yr. 3.8 g / Brass / 1995
Weight/Composition/First Minted Yr. 3.6 g / Brass plated steel /2004
Edge Plain
Obverse “Republika ng Pilipinas”, value, year of minting
Reverse Logo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas   
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Posted on December 9, 2011, in Things (Bagay). Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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