Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bonifacio featured in commemorative P10 coin


BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo shows a sample of the P10 commemorative coin.
 photo: MIKE AMOROSO
by/credit:  (The Philippine Star) 
MANILA, Philippines - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has featured hero Andres Bonifacio in its limited edition P10 coin.
The P10 commemorative coin will be released through local banks and central bank branches today.
“This is the BSP’s way of honoring one of the country’s heroes,” central bank Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said in a briefing.
The central bank will mint 10 million pieces of the P10 coin featuring Bonifacio which will have the same size and weight as the P10 coin currently in circulation.
This marks the 10th time the hero was featured in a coin or a bank note.
Back in 1930, Bonifacio was featured in a 10-centavo coin produced exclusively for the Leper Colony in Palawan.
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