Monday, February 11, 2013

Coin Collection: 1997 5 Peso Coin (BSP)

A few posts back, I posted a trivia about the Philippines 5 Peso coins minted 1997 and 1998. Most of the coins from these years were minted in the Royal Canadian Mint. However, some were also minted here in the Philippines.

A friend of mine dared me to look for one that was made locally, and since the 5 peso coin is currently in circulation, it didn't take long for me to find one. Worthy, here is proof that Manila Mint made 5 Peso coins in 1997.

5 Piso PHILIPPINES
Notice the mint mark of BSP below Emilio Aguinaldo's shoulder.

My friends and I had dinner at McDonald's and I was fortunate to find this coin in my change. Only thing left is to wait for a 1998 to turn up in my change.

Enjoy!

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