Japanese War Notes

Japanese War Notes Invasion Money Paper Currency World War Occupation Denomination Value Denomination Circulation Value Wartime Finance Bank Southern Development Bank Hard Mickey Mouse Amount History Japanese war notes, also called Japanese Invasion Money, was currency in the Philippines between 1941 and 1945 during the Japanese occuption. The Japanese Occupation forces printed millions of paper bills of several denominatons to replace United States Philippine currency. Japanese Invasion Money was officially known as Southern Development Bank Notes. It is a currency that was issued by the Japanese Military Authority, as a replacement for local currency. In February 1942 Japan passed laws which established the Wartime Finance Bank and the Southern Development Bank. Both of these banks issued bonds to raise funding for the war. The former loaned money primarily to military industries. The latter is the one we are interested in here. Continue reading

The Guerrilla Notes Currency During World War 2

Guerrilla Notes Currency Philippine Resistance Money Paper History Monetary Value Japanese Occupation World War Peso Note Issue Date Circulation Banknote Bearer Silver Iso Negros Board Size Cash Info Guerrilla Notes or Resistance currencies were issued by different provinces and, in some instances, municipalities through their local currency boards to show resistance against the Japanese during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Most guerrilla notes were in low denominations since they were needed for everyday circulation. On a One Peso Guerilla Note issued in 1944, the text of the currency read: Continue reading

BPI and PNB Banknotes

Bpi Pnb Banknotes Bank Philippine Islands Banco Espanol Filipino Isabel National Paper Money Currency American Era Date Deonominaton Value Circulation Piso Size Specimen Peso Government Payment Info BPI and PNB Banknotes were the paper currency used in circulation in the Philippines between 1908 and 1937. El Banco Espanol-Filipino De Isabel II, renamed Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), and the Philippine National Bank (PNB), were authorized to issue banknotes during the American era, from 1908 to 1933 for the former and 1916 to 1937 for the later. Republic Act No. 211 dated 1 June 1948 ordered the withdrawal of the PNB notes from circulation. Continue reading

Silver Certificate Banknotes

Silver Certificate Banknotes Paper Currency American Government Treasury Money Denomination Value Peso Dollar Victory Notes Central Bank History Size Piso Exchange Collection Archive Photo Picture Silver Certificates were issued as currency in the Philippines by the American government between 1903 to 1918. They later replaced these with treasury certificates. The liberation of the Philippines in 1944 gave rise to the Victory notes Series No. 66, wherein the word “Victory” was overprinted on the new treasury certificates. Eventually, these Victory Notes were overprinted with Central Bank of the Philippines to announce its establishment in 1949. Continue reading

Central Bank of the Philippines Banknotes

Central Bank Philippines Banknotes Series English Pilipino Ang Bagong Lipunan Abl New Society Money Piso Currency Design Flora Fauna Value Paper Denomination History Coin Peso Centavo Description The creation of the Central Bank of the Philippines in 1949 paved the way for the issuance of banknotes and coins of the English, Pilipino, and Ang Bagong Lipunan (ABL or the New Society) series. In 1978, the Central Bank’s Security Plant Complex with facilities, minting and gold refinery was established. The New Design Series for banknotes, and the Flora and Fauna and Improved Flora and Fauna series for coins were subsequently issued. Continue reading

Peso Fuertes Banknotes

Peso Fuertes Banknotes Filipino Paper Money Currency Banco Espanol Isabel Bank Strong Pesos Piso Denomination Value History Description Pictures Circulation Amount Issue Spain Tender Price Financial Peso Fuertes Banknotes were the first paper money currency circulated in the Philippines. Pesos Fuertes were issued in 1852 by the El Banco Espanol Filipino de Isabel II, the first bank established in the country. The banknote, “Strong Pesos” in English, had denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100. Continue reading

BSP Series Notes and Coins

BSP Series Notes Coins Currency Banko Sentral Pilipinas Seal Monetary Authority Security Features Peso Denomination Plant Piso Complex Banknote Metal 1000 History Color Sentimo Paper Money Exchange BSP series notes and coins were introduced into Philippine circulation in 1993. The Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas issued the BSP series incorporating the new seal of the central monetary authority and and enhanced security features. The BSP’s Security Plant Complex produces the following currencies in current circulation, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, and 20 peso banknotes and 10, 5, and 1 peso and 25, 10, 5 and 1 sentimo coins. Continue reading