New (PISO) One Peso coin for 2012
January 1, 2012 Leave a comment
As part of the new year 2012, the Philippine Central Bank (Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas) have started circulating the new look of the icon of Philippine currency, the One Peso coin (Piso)
The new Piso still uses the National Hero of the Philippines, Dr Jose Rizal. In which, a national holiday is celebrated every year at his birth date on December 30th.
The new PISO coin’s dimension and size have no difference from its predecessor. However, a major change can be observed in teh front design where a full front image of Dr Rizal is shown and the commemoration of his 150 years of birth since 1861 to 2011. In addition, the back coin design was change using the new logo of the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
The PISO is still the most used coin in the Philippines and the icon of the Philippine currency.