According to Inquirer.net, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has spent P4 billion (US$89 million) on two “superline” printing machines so it will not have to outsource the printing of banknotes. Two years ago, a European printer supplied 80 million 100-peso notes on which President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s was misspelled asRead More…

B214 (P70): 1,000 escudos (withdrawn 19.02.2020) Purple, blue, green, and yellow. Front (vertical): Portuguese text; writer and professor António Aurélio Gonçalves; medallion made of dragon tree leaves; hand with pen registration device; holographic inkwell with quill. Back (vertical): Portuguese text; landscape of Chanzinha on the island of São Nicolau, includingRead More…

B593 (P109 & P115): 1 quetzal (US$0.15) Green, orange, and red. Front: Spanish text; flying quetzal bird; Mayan glyph as registration device; stylized temple with glyphs; president and general, José María Orellana; Mayan bird. Back: Spanish text; standing Mayan man and glyphs from jade Leyden plate (placa de Leyden); treesRead More…