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Old Philippine Money

IJsselstein, Friday, 28 January 2011

This page shows the old, currently no longer valid banknotes of the Philippines. Do not accept these (except if you like to keep them as a souvenir).

In December 2010, a new series of banknotes was introduced. The old banknotes are no longer legal tender since 1 January 2016, and lost all their value on 1 January 2017.

Old Banknotes

(Click on the notes for a larger image.)

Old 5 Pesos

The old 5 peso note depicts Emilio Aguinaldo, a Philippine resistance hero who first fought the Spanish, and later the American occupiers of the country. The first president of the Philippines. On the reverse you can see the proclamation of Philippine independence, from the balcony of Aguinaldo's house. This note has been replaced by a 5 peso coin.

Old 10 Pesos

The old 10 peso note depicts Apolinario Mabini and Andres Bonifacio. There used to be an even older version with only Mabini. On the reverse is the church of Barasoain.

This note has been replaced by the bimetallic 10-peso coin.

Old 20 Pesos

The old 20 peso note depicts Manuel L. Quezon. On the reverse you can see the Presidential Palace, the Malakaņang.

Old 50 Pesos

The old 50 peso note depicts Sergio Osmeņa. On the reverse you can see the Executive House.

Old 100 Pesos

The old 100 peso note depicts Manuel A. Roxas. On the reverse you can see the buildings of the Philippine National Bank.

Old 200 Pesos

Introduced in 2002, the old 200 peso note commemorated the the June 12 Independence Day, and the EDSA II uprising. It depicts president Diosdado Macapagal, the father of the current president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is also depicted on the back of the note.

Old 500 Pesos

The old 500 peso note depicts Beningno S. Aquino Jr.

Old 1000 Pesos

The old 1000 peso note depicts Jose Abad Santos, Vincent Lim, and Josefa Llanes Escoda. On the reverse you can see the rice terasses in Banawe, and some tribal artifacts.

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What readers think...

Asul wrote:
Tuesday, 3 January 2017 04:20:32 PHT
Hello! ! Didn't realize, I brought pesos which are not updated, thought they are still good. My niece called and told me they don't accept the olds now. If only I knew, I should have left the pesos with them. Is there a way that I can exchange it still? Since I was not aware of the this matter?

Hi Asul, please visit the Bangko sentral ng Pilipinas website. Bangko Sental ng Pilipinas

Dan wrote:
Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:51:18 PHT
Looking for banknotes older than 1950 and coins older than 1950 if you have some to sell please send pictures and asking price to ooblakhawk@gmail.com Thank you po...
Gilbert Sison wrote:
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 11:14:38 PHT
I Got 20pcs. of 5peso bill (Emilio Aguinaldo) and 2pcs. of 2peso paper bill (Jose Rizal)..If interested, make an offer for the price of each currencies or special price offer for the whole package.contact me at +639233891054/+639773486054 Gilbert
betty knotts wrote:
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:01:30 PHT
I have a 10 pesos currency dated 1949. what is the value of it in America and where would I exchange.
Bern wrote:
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 19:23:43 PHT
I have notes shown above, can i still use these notes in the philippine today or can i exchange these old notes for new notes.

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