January 16, 2012

New generation

new Philippine Peso bills
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP, Central Bank of the Philippines) released the redesigned Philippine Peso (PHP) bills on December 16, 2010. Compared with the older bills, the colors of this set are more vibrant and the numerals more prominent, making them easier to identify for tourists and visitors, and the design is also more consistent from one denomination to the next. Each bill features prominent historical Filipinos flanked by two images of objects, events or places which are also of historical importance to the country. I had to borrow the three larger denominations for this photo—they're not widely circulated yet; the government estimates that it will take three years for all the bills to be changed.

For those who are interested, here is the complete description of the bills, with links to Wikipedia for those who want even more information:

5 comments:

JTG (Misalyn) said...

Nakakita na ako ng 20 peso bill last year nung nagbakasyon ako. I'd like to see the rest by next year.

smudgeon said...

It's certainly very colourful! Although I wouldn't mind having my wallet full of the blue ones :)

Rob and Mandy said...

Interesting. Please, please, don't change over to the euro...-)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

They're beautiful. How perfect that Corazon Aquino is on the yellow bill.

Dharma Owl said...

Oh, so colorful... need to get these in my purse as an addition to my bill collections