On December 2014, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued three (3) limited edition commemorative coins and was made available on December 22, 2015.
Acquiring the said coins for collection purposes is not easy in my part of the Philippines, instead I asked my friend to get me the set because her father is connected with BSP.
Three months after these coins are finally in my hands. It stayed with her until the time we get to see each other, which was last week at Laguna. Thanks so much dear friend/kumare! J
The three limited edition coins are as follows:
Circulating in P5 denomination is The Bagong Bayani Commemorative Coin to honor our new heroes the Overseas Filipino Workers.
Also in P5 is the Leyte Landing, commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the historic return of General Douglas McArthur in October 20, 1944.
And finally circulating in the P10 denomination is the 150th Year of Philippine Hero Apolinario Mabini. Born in July 23, 1864, Philippines commemorate the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini in 2014. He is known as the Sublime Paralytic and the Brains of the Revolution.
According to BSP, there were about 10million pieces available for sale. And in that 1 million pieces sold, I was one of the lucky few to get six sets, which I eventually distributed the rest to my friends.
This year, hubby and I are so excited and looking forward for the Papal visit commemorative coins which will be available soon.