Philippines new 200-peso commemorative for University of Santo Tomas confirmed

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas issued this commemorative 200-peso note, as well as and gold and silver medals, to celebrate the University of Santo Tomas’s 400th anniversary. The central bank issued 10 million legal tender notes and 400 commemorative medals with no monetary value. The commemorative notes feature the Quadricentennial logo (tongues of fire forming the letters U, S and T emanating from the Main Building) overprinted on the watermark area on the front of the “old” style 200-peso note (Pick 195). The central bank also sold 400 numismatic products consisting of an uncut sheet of two 200-peso commemorative notes.

200 pesos (US$4.60), 2011.
Green, violet, and pink. Front: Red UST 1611 2011 UNENDING GRACE overprint; Diosdado Pangan Macapagal; bank seal; Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. Back: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with hand on bible held by Cecilia Paz Razon Abad, while being sworn in as president by Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. in January 2001; large crowd with flag and EDSA II (Second People Power Revolution) banner. Windowed security thread with demetalized 200 and solid security thread. Watermark: Diosdado Macapagal. Printer: Unknown. 160 x 66 mm. 2011. Signature 19 (Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.)

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