Thursday, November 20, 2008

P 100,000 Bill and P 2,000 Bill

2,000 peso (dalawang libong piso) bill: This blue, yellow and purple bill was created for the 1898 - 1998 centennial. On the front side, President Joseph Estrada is seen taking his oath of office at the historical Barasoain Church. On the reverse side, President Fidel Ramos waves the Philippine flag from the same balcony where General Emilio Aguinaldo first displayed the original Philippine flag. The Philippine Centennial logo is also visible. The bill is larger than the usual size at 216 mm by 133 mm.

100,000 peso (isandaang libong piso) bill: The gold-coloured 100,000 peso bill was created for the 1898 - 1998 centennial and the Philippine Centennial logo can be seen on both side of the bill. Only 1,000 bills were created and each bill contains 21 security codes to prevent counterfeiting. This bill is larger than the usual size at 355.6 mm and 215.9 mm. The front of the bill illustrates the Cry of Pugadlawin led by Andres Bonifacio, marking the beginning of he revolution for independence against Spain. The reverse side is the same as the reverse side of the older five peso bill. From the balcony of his house, General Emilio Aguinaldo displays the Philippine flag to the crowd below and proclaims independence from Spain. The 100,000 peso bill is currently listed by Guinness World Records as the largest legal tender although the bill was meant to be a collector's item rather than to be used.

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