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1,000 pesos

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General information

Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines


One thousand pesos


1944–1945; 1991–present


80% Cotton 20% Abacá fiber


160 mm


66 mm

Security features

Security fibers, Watermark, See-through registration device, Concealed value, Security thread, Optically variable device, Optically variable ink




José Abad Santos, Vicente Lim, Josefa Llanes Escoda, Centennial celebration of Philippine independence, Philippine Legion of Honor


Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, South Sea pearl (Pinctada maxima), Mindanao design for Tinalak (Ikat-dyed abaca)

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The Philippine one thousand-peso note (Filipino: Sanlibong Piso) (₱1000) is a denomination of Philippine currency. José Abad Santos, Vicente Lim, and Josefa Llanes Escoda are currently featured on the front side of the notes, while the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and the South Sea pearl are featured on the back side of the note.

Pre-independence history[]

• 1944: Japanese government issued series, Due to hyperinflation caused by the ongoing World War II, the Japanese was forced to issue higher denominations of their fiat peso. The banknotes ceased on becoming legal tender after the liberation.

Post-independence history[]

•1991: New Design series, The Central Bank of the Philippines introduced the one thousand peso denomination in December 1991. The note features the portraits of former Chief Justice José Abad Santos; Josefa Llanes Escoda, civic worker and one of the founders of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines; and Vicente Lim, a general in the Philippine Army who was the first Filipino graduate of West Point. The three are considered heroes of the resistance against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. The obverse also features the eternal flame and laurel leaves. The note is predominantly blue in color. The reverse features the Banaue Rice Terraces, Manunggul Jar cover and Langgal, representing the three islands of the Philippines (Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, respectively). This is also the only note for the series that features the Optically Variable Ink, which was used on the "1000" on the lower left side of the obverse.

• 1993: After the creation of the "Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas", its new logo was incorporated on all the New Design series bills.

• 1998: The year of printing was added at the bottom of the denomination value located at the upper left corner of the obverse.

• 1999: The signature of the Philippine president was moved slightly to the left to accommodate the names of the signatories on the bills and added them starting with banknotes featuring the signature of President Joseph Estrada.

• 2001: Additional security features were added; the Optically Variable Ink used in the "1000" on the lower left side was enhanced. Other features that were added are the security thread on the right side and the fluorescent printing on the left side across the portrait. Also, the signatures of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and BSP governor Rafael Buenaventura were introduced earlier than the features mentioned above which makes the only banknote with the 2001 year mark to not feature the signature of President Joseph Estrada.

• 2010: New generation series, The portraits of Abad Santos, Escoda, and Lim were revised, and a scene from the Centennial celebration of Philippine independence was added on the lower left and an image of the Order of Lakandula medal in the lower middle. The reverse now features the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and the South Sea pearl.

• 2017: An updated version of the New Generation series 1000 piso banknote was issued with changes in the font size of the year of issue and the italicization of the scientific name on the reverse side. The image of the Order of Lakandula and its description on the front side of the note were also removed.


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