10 Old Currencies That Only Those Born Before 2000 Will Remember

posted on: Sunday, June 8, 2014
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Most not-so-young people would definitely remember these coins and paper bills. They used these old currency to buy bubblegum when they were still young, or inserted the coins inside the slot to play Mortal Kombat.

Anyway, just try to feel nostalgic with these:

1. The green paper bill

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This old five peso bill circulated from . This was the first Philippine currency to feature the first Philippine president.

2. The coconut

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We mostly remember the more than Andres Bonifacio. This coin was in circulation from 1991 to 1994. Sadly, there’s no longer an equivalent two-peso coin today.

3. Philippine eagle

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This coin, along with the tamaraw and the coconut tree, was from the which circulated from 1991 to 1994.

4. Gloria is no more

2002: In the New Design series during Gloria Arroyo’s regime:

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2010: In the New Generation series during Noynoy Aquino’s regime:

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5. Butterfly

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This 25-centavo coin is part of the Flora and Fauna series which was introduced in 1983.

6. The non-circular coin

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This coin is a decagon, part of the Flora and Fauna series which was later improved in 1991 (they somehow decided to make it circular in the improved version).

There’s this joke about how you could have a 3-peso coin by tying the tamaraw to the coconut tree.

7. The brown paper bill

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In 1969 during Marcos’ regime, the old ten peso bill featuring Gomburza was replaced by a new one.

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The now features Apolinario Mabini. The new bill was redesigned several times until…

8. The two heroes became buddies

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In 1997, was added beside Mabini and at the back of the bill depicted the Katipuneros performing a blood compact.

9. The only one with a hole

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This 5 centavo coin is still in circulation but due to it’s low purchasing power it has lost it’s value of being a coin. This coin is commonly turned into a necklace because of its hole.

10. Kabaw piso

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This memorable currency was used in the 90s. The tamaraw’s scientific name Anoa mindorensis is now . Later analyses of relationships determined the genus Anoa to be a part of the genus Bubalus. The Tamaraw’s scientific name was updated into its present form, Bubalus mindorensis.

Do you know some people buy these old currencies?

I have some, inherited from my grandfather. Should I sell them?

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