The new generation Philippine banknotes had a massive redesign in 2009. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas launched the new banknotes along with new coins to enhance security features and improve durability. They were released in circulation in 2010.
Now, the new Philippine banknotes contain popular Philippine destinations in them. Meanwhile, the coins have Philippine national symbols.
In 2017, only these new Philippine banknotes will be the only ones in circulation.
Get to know these six (6) Philippine banknotes (denominations: 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000). All these banknotes have dimensions of 160x66mm.
Main color: Orange
Front: Manuel L. Quezon, Declaration of Filipino as the national language, Malacañang Palace
Back: Banaue Rice Terraces; Paradoxurus hermaphroditus philippinensis (palm civet); Cordilleras weave design
Main color: Red
Front: Sergio Osmeña, First Philippine Assembly, Leyte Landing
Back: Taal Lake in Batangas; Caranx ignobilis, maliputo (giant trevally); Batangas embroidery design
Main color: Violet
Front: Manuel A. Roxas, Old BSP building in Intramuros, Manila, Inauguration of the Third Philippine Republic
Back: Mayon Volcano in Albay; butanding, Rhincodon typus, whale shark; Bicol textile design
Main color: Green
Front: Diosdado P. Macapagal, EDSA People Power 2001, Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite, Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan
Back: Chocolate Hills in Bohol; Tarsius syrichta, Philippine tarsier; Visayas weave design
Main color: Yellow
Front: Corazon C. Aquino, Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., EDSA People Power I, Benigno Aquino monument in Makati City
Back: Subterranean Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan;Tanygnathus lucionensis, blue-naped parrot; Southern Philippines cloth design
Main color: Light blue
Front: José Abad Santos, Vicente Lim, Josefa Llanes Escoda; Centennial celebration of Philippine independence; Philippine Medal of Honor
Back: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Sulu Sea; Pinctada maxima, South Sea pearl; Mindanao design for Tinalak (Ikat-dyed abaca)
*Photos from: BSP
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