Quick Answer: Are old Philippine coins still valid?

The Central Bank first announced that the old banknotes aren’t valid anymore since January 1, 2017. Be careful! There are still people around who try to give you old bankontes. Current are coins of 1, 5, 10, and 25 centavos and 1, 5 and 10 pesos, and bank notes of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pesos.

How much is an old Philippine peso worth?

These bank notes were actually printed in the Philippines. Circulated examples are probably worth about five dollars each. Uncirculated examples are worth closer to $50.

Why do you think old 5 centavo coin has a hole why other coins do not have a hole?

It’s said that the five-yen coin was primarily given a hole to save materials following the war when rapid inflation was occurring. On the other hand, the 50-yen coin was given a hole because for the first couple years of its non-perforated existence, it was annoyingly similar to a 100-yen coin.

How much is a 1 piso coin worth?


Issuer Philippines
Value 1 Piso 1 PHP = 0.020 USD
Currency Piso (1967-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 5.35 g

Why do bills turn into coins?

While the coins are more durable than bills, which is why the central bank considered launching a coin version. The reason for this is the cost efficiency in producing this bills. Php 20 notes only last 3–6 months, while coins can last 10–15 years.

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How much is a 5 piso coin worth?


Issuer Philippines
Value 5 Piso 5 PHP = 0.10 USD
Currency Piso (1967-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 7.7 g
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