BSP issues limited edition Antonio Luna ten-peso coins

It is another finders-keepers game as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued limited edition of the 10-peso commemorative coin for this year’s 150th birth anniversary of Philippine hero General Antonio Luna.

According to BSP, starting November 24, the collectors-must-have coins are available at the Cash Department-BSP Main Office in Manila, Security Plant Complex in Quezon City, and regional offices in La Union, Davao and Cebu. Some 10 millions coins will be made available to the public this December.

The obverse side of the commemorative coin shows the portrait of Antonio Luna and the reverse side has the markings “DANGAL”, “TAPANG”, “DIGNIDAD”, “BAYANI NG DIGMAAN LABAN SA ESTADOS UNIDOS, 1899”, a picture of the General on horseback, the epaulette for the General’s rank of Brigadier General, “150 TAON”, a graphic of the paper with the title LA INDEPENDENCIA and inkwell, “1866-2016”.

Remembering the historial Filipino film ‘Heneral Luna’ directed by Jerrold Tarog and produced by Artikulo Uno Productions which depicted Filipinos’ long history of repeating history itself. Luna is a revolutionary leader, scientist and journalist known for his bravery and military tactics.

It can be recalled that the BSP issued commemorative 10-peso coin in 1988 to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution, in 2013 for celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Gat. Andres Bonifacio, in 2014 the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini and in 2015, commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of the unoficial First President of the Philippine Republic Miguel Malvar.

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