Friday, November 6, 2009

MacArthur Commemorative Coin (1947)

After a long time of not having anything to post, I've decided to include my coin collection just to add something new this time. This particular set of coins that I'll be sharing is a commemorative one and the following info you'll read came from "Coins, Medals and Tokens of the Philippines 1728-1974 " by Aldo P. Basso.
The 1947 peso and 50-centavo coins commemorate the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese by Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The designer was Laura Gardin Fraser, whose initials appear under the bust of MacArthur. Both coins were weakly struck in low relief at the San Francisco mint. They were the first coins struck for the new republic.
50-Centavos (27mm, 75% Silver, 25% Copper)
MINTAGE(Number of coins made): 200,000
OBVERSE(front): Defender and Liberator/Gen-Douglas/Mac-Arthur divided by bust facing right/Of the Philippines.

REVERSE(back): Pilippines/ Coat of arms of the Republic/1947/Fifty Centavos. (S mintmark below date).

One Peso (36mm, 80% Silver, 20% Copper)
MINTAGE: 100,000 pieces
OBVERSE: Similar above, except the size change.

REVERSE: Similar to above, except One Peso.

Just forgive the last scan cause I had a hard time fixing this one. I hope you learned something from this post and till next time...


  1. how much can i sell 1 peso coin? 50 centavo coin?

  2. re: how much can i sell 50 centavo coin?


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