In commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Heneral Antonio Luna, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued limited edition 10-peso coins on Friday.
Heneral Antonio Luna served during the Philippine-American war as the Chief of War Operations with the rank of Brigadier General. He founded the newspaper La Independencia and wrote in the newspaper La Solidaridad under the pen name Taga-Ilog. He is being regarded as one of the fiercest generals of his time, known for his commitment to discipline as well as his temper.
The obverse side of the 10-peso coin has the portrait of Heneral Luna, “Republika ng Pilipinas” marking, denomination, mintmark, as well as the Philippine hero’s signature.
The reverse side, on the other hand, has the “Dangal,” “Tapang,” “Dignidad,” “Bayani ng Digmaan Laban sa Estados Unidos, 1899” markings. There’s also a photo of the General on horseback.
If you take a closer look at the commemorative coin, you may be able to see more markings on the reverse side. The coins are said to be available at “BSP offices and branches for withdrawal of authorized agent banks.”
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