The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) joins the whole nation in celebrating its 123rd Independence Day on June 12, 2021 by featuring some of its numismatic and art collection that relate to the Philippine Independence.
In the photo is the 100,000-piso Philippine Centennial Commemorative Banknote. Only 1,000 pieces of these were printed. With dimensions similar to a legal-size bond paper or 8.5 x 14 inches, it is, so far, the biggest legal tender note issued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, both in terms of face value and size.
The obverse side of the note features the “Sigaw ng Himagsikan,” a scene that brings to mind the struggle for Independence and the cry of defiance against Spanish colonial rule by Andres Bonifacio and the Katipuneros on 24 August 1896.
The reverse side shows the glorious and triumphant scene of the Proclamation of the Philippine Independence by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo on 12 June 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. It was on this occasion that the Philippine flag, made by Marcela Agoncillo, was unfurled while the national anthem, composed by Julian Felipe, was played.
The 100,000-piso Philippine Centennial Commemorative Banknote and other important pieces in the BSP’s numismatic collection are featured in the recently launched Yaman: History and Heritage in Philippine Money.
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