Friday, May 29, 2009

"Offset" Error on 10 Peso English Series Note

This error not that is shown in this post is called an "offset print". According this type of error look like one side of the note "bled " through the other side. The offset or Wet Ink Transfer places a mirror image on the wrong side of the note. Often called "blanket impressions" Some printing errors are more distinguishable that others.
As you can see the front side of this English series(Garcia signed) 10 pesos looks normal but on the other side, there are some noticeable parts of the note that gave the impression of the ink bled to the other side.
Just to be sure that this note got an authentic error and being quite skeptic about it, I've let my collector friend, Mr. Coolpit to have it check since he knows more about such things. Thankfully he identified what type of error it was and told me that it commands a higher price especially with its condition that is almost uncirulated.

Here are some of the closer detail of the error found.

Notice how the border of the other side of the note appears(dark like spots) partially on this side.

Here is the closer view in middle part of the note where the words TEN PESOS shows partially as well.

Also the lower part having almost the same occurrence of the upper part of the note.

I've decided to keep this note since to me it is some sort of a prize. It shows that even with the modern equipment in producing paper money during that time, still in rare cases, such mistakes appear. It is good to see something like this came out, otherwise according to Mr. Coolpit error notes are not really qualified for circulation and was usually destroyed as a defective currency.

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You can also give comments and suggestion on how I can still improve on what I'm doing. Thanks for reading and that's all for now.

Iloilo Province Fourth Provincial Issue (1944)

Reference: "Philippine emergency and guerrilla currency of World War II" by Shafer Neil.

This is the fourth provincial issue of Iloilo Province in complete set. This can be used as a guide for those who wanted to start such collection.

The general characteristics are the following:

Face: Plate print, black text, two printed serial numbers and letters (red for lowest three, black for highest two). Black printed Committe signatures as follows:

J. Buenafe, Actg. Mgr. P.N.B., Iloilo, Chairman

A. Belisario, Actng. Prov. Auditor, Member

Demetrio G. Vinson, Actg. Prov. Fiscal, Member

All have the same heading but with date 1944. All are dated "Series of 1944." Authorization date is May 1, 1944.

Back: Plate print, black text.

Size: 118-120/60mm for the lowest three, 158-159/72mm for the two highest.

Paper: Plain lightweight white or off-white.

The three small notes are printed in black, and also have arms in red. Further, they do not show the words "Chairman" or "Member" under the signatures.

50 Centavos:

1 Peso:

2 Pesos:

5 Pesos:

Face: MacArthur on portrait. Light red print.

Back: Light red print, black text

10 Pesos:

Face: Quezon on portrait. Light brown print.

Back: Light brown print, black text.

I hope this will serve as a good reference somehow. As much as possible I'll be posting these types of currency by set, as to make it more interesting and educational in such order.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bohol Province (Bohol Island) 1942 Series

This is the complete set of 1942 Bohol Province provincial issue. The following information that I will give still came from "Philippine emergency and guerrilla currency of World War II" by Shafer Neil. This is the first Provincial issue(1942) and the other one is in 1943.

Face: This is a wood plate print in dark brown, two red printed serial numbers, printed signatures of the board as follows:

D. Ramos, Prov. Auditor, Chairman

J. Borromeo, Prov. Fiscal(roughly equivalent to District Attorney), Member

(illegible), Actg. Prov. Treas., Member

There are minor variations in numeral style and spacing in serial numbers. 1, 5 and 10 Pesos are titled TREASURY EMERGENCY CURRENCY CERTIFICATE.

Back: Wood plate print in brow, stamped and or hand signed initials or names across.

Size: 120-123/60-63mm for notes under 1 Peso; larger notes 153-155/67-68mm.

Paper: Plain brown.

10 Centavos:

25 Centavos (Believed to be the only note of this denomination in the entire guerilla series):

50 Centavos:

1 Peso:

1 Peso Size Variation(reduced ):

5 Pesos:

10 Pesos:

I hope you've learned something about this paper notes. Despite how hard it would have been to create such currency during that time, still this a part of the Philippine history that should be shown and shared with others.

Bohol Province (Bohol Island) 1943 Series

The following information that I will give about this note came from "Philippine emergency and guerrilla currency of World War II" by Shafer Neil.

This particular note was definitely issued by the province in 1943, though there is an uncomfirmed report that the 2 and 5 pesos denominations were also made. Other than the change in size, characteristics are about the same as the 1942 issue. The title of the note is now TREASURY EMERGENCY CERTIFICATE

The condition of the note that I have is still in fine condition with just a minor tear in the upper part.
This is note is smaller than the 1942 1 peso issue and can be found on thicker or thinner paper.

1937 Five Pesos

As to proceed with this post, I will be giving details about this note and other posts to come. This note is similar to my previous posts(see 1916 and 1921) with the same denomination. The man in the portrait is William McKinley(U.S. President). The difference seen within such notes varies from the color of the seal and serial number(red on this one while others are blue); background color(the 1916 series got a reddish background) ; and the signatures printed in the note.

There is a smaller text found just above the portrait of McKinley that reads:


This note got scattered stains on both side and some tears in the upper part of the note. Despite the looks of that, the paper is still firm and the details can be clearly depicted.

The small text found at the back of the note (seen at the lower border) which is hardly readable says:


Another thing that I've noticed, is that there is even a smaller text telling that the note was made by the: UNITED STATES BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING

This is sort of unusual since the other five peso notes doesn't have such text that tells where they are made. I'll edit the other posts as to give info on the smaller text found. I hope that would add an interesting detail about this note.

Monday, May 25, 2009

1921 Five Peso Counterfeit

Another counterfeit item in my collection. Not only that this note looks different from the original, it also feels odd(having a waxy feel). This note was bought from a street seller during my early days as a collector. Believing that this item was genuine and rare(it is the first time that I've seen such an old paper money) during that time, I was assured by the seller that its appearance was due to age and that this a normal occurrence among paper money as they get older.

The note is darker than the original and looks like there is some sort of wax spreads in the note. See my other 1921 five peso post for reference.

Sad to say, I've bought additional notes considering how low each pieces cost. It turns out that they are all fakes. Recently I've exchanged similar note and other counterfeit notes to Mr. Coolpit(friend collector) as part of his old counterfeits collection. In exchange were lower denomination of Guerilla money from the Mountain Province which I will post soon, once I've finished editing the scan and texts.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

1949 Complete Small Denomination of English Series

Here's the next set of English Series in smaller denomination. Almost uncirculated in condition.

5 Centavos (Magsaysay signed):

10 Centavos (Magsaysay signed):

20 Centavos (Garcia signed):

50 Centavos (Magsaysay signed):

Half Peso (Garcia signed):

1949 Complete Large Denomination of English Series

Here is the complete set of the larger denomination from the English Series(1949). Another one will be provided for lower denominations. A more comprehensive detail of these notes can be seen in another blog ('m just posting what I have in this series.

1 Peso (Macapagal signed):

2 Pesos (Macapagal signed):

5 Pesos (Macapagal signed):

10 Pesos (Marcos signed):

20 Pesos (Macapagal signed):

50 Pesos (Garcia signed):

100 Pesos (Quirino signed):

200 Pesos (Quirino signed):

500 Pesos (Quirino signed):