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US Philippines 1937 Centavo

I would grade this coin as Fine (F12).

On the obverse, a bare chested Filipino man is shown sitting next to the forge of freedom. The blacksmith is built like Adonis – with huge muscles  flexed in a spreadeagled pose. His elbow is on the forge, a Thor-like hammer is dangling from his right hand, and his left hand is on his left knee. The guy is staring off into the distance at  Mt. Mayon, an active volcano with smoke billowing from the crater. On the upper edge of the coin is the denomination “One Centavo” and on the lower perimeter is the word “Filipinas”. The engraver was Melecio Figueroa.

The reverse design features an eagle perched on a shield with a two register shield. The upper register shows a turret with vertical bars in the background. The lower register shows a rampant sea lion. This is the Philippine Commonwealth Seal (adopted in 1936). At the upper rim are the words “United States of America” and at the bottom is the year of issue.

US Philippines 1 Centavo 1927 Reverse

US Philippines 1 Centavo 1927 Reverse

US Philippines 1 Centavo 1927 Obverse

US Philippines 1 Centavo 1927 Obverse

Identification code: Philippines KM-179 (1937-1944)

Date: 1937

Mint Mark: no mint mark (Manila)

Mintage: 15,790,000

Country of origin: United States (US Philippines Territory)

Composition: Bronze (95% copper, 4% tin, 1% zinc)

Size: 23mm

Weight: 5.18g

Estimated Value: $1-2 in Fine condition

US Philippines 1927 Centavo Coin

This coin is in EF40 to EF45 shape. The scan doesn’t capture the golden copper color: this is a real beauty.

On the obverse, a bare chested Filipino man is shown sitting next to the forge of freedom. The blacksmith is built like Adonis – with huge muscles  flexed in a spreadeagled pose. His elbow is on the forge, a Thor-like hammer is dangling from his right hand, and his left hand is on his left knee. The guy is staring off into the distance at  Mt. Mayon, an active volcano with smoke billowing from the crater. On the upper edge of the coin is the denomination “One Centavo” and on the lower perimeter is the word “Filipinas”. The engraver was Melecio Figueroa.

The reverse design features an eagle perched on a shield with a two register shield. The upper register shows 13 5-sided stars in two rows. The lower register shows 13 vertical bars with stripes and solid bars alternating. This is the Seal of the US Philippine Territories (adopted in 1903). At the upper rim are the words “United States of America” and at the bottom is the year of issue. The mint mark is to the left of the date, below the dot.

US Philippines 1 Centavo 1927 Obverse

US Philippines 1 Centavo 1927 Reverse

US Philippines 1 Centavo 1927 Reverse

US Philippines 1 Centavo 1927 Obverse

Identification code: Philippines KM-163 (1903-1936)

Date: 1927

Mint Mark: M (Manila)

Mintage: 92,700,000.

Country of origin: United States (US Philippines Territory)

Composition: Bronze (95% copper, 4% tin, 1% zinc)

Size: 23mm

Weight: 5.18g

Other details: This was the highest mintage of any coin in the entire US Philippine series. The 2nd highest mintage was 1928 at 91,500,00. The most common coin that I see is the 1944S: there were “only” 58,000,000 of those minted.

Estimated Value: $20-30 in EF40 state

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1920 Wilson Dollar – Silver So Called Dollar HK-449

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This medal is both rare and beautiful. It is a silver “Wilson Dollar”. It commemorates the opening of the US mint in Manila on July 16, 1920. Manila was the only overseas US mint, and it produced many of the … Continue reading