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2 Philippine peso coin

The Philippine two peso coin (Filipino: Dalawang Piso) (₱2) was a denomination of Philippine currency. It was minted by the Bangko Sentral ng  Pilipinas from 1983 until 2000 when it was demonetized.[1]

History[]

Pre-independence[]

  • 1861: The two peso coin was introduced by the Spaniards. The coin featured a left-sided profile of Isabel II on its obverse, while the reverse has the Coat of arms of Spain with the lettering “REINA DE LAS ESPAÑAS”.[2]

Independence[]

  • Flora and Fauna Series; In 1983, the BSP introduced ₱2 coins as part of the Flora and Fauna Series. The coin was decagon-shaped (ten-sided), with the profile of Andrés Bonifacio on the obverse and the Coconut Tree (Cocos nucifera) on the reverse.
  • Improved Flora and Fauna Series; The coin features the same designs on both the obverse and reverse, but was circular in shape and was minted in Stainless steel instead of Copper-Nickel.
  • BSP Series; The two peso coin was not included when the BSP Series was introduced.
  • 2000: The ₱2 coin and other coins in the original Flora and Fauna  and Improved Flora and Fauna Series was withdrawn, making the coin officially demonetized.[1]
Flora and Fauna Series
(1983-1990, 1991-1994)
Obverse
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Reverse

References[]

Template:Philippine peso history

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