BSP also planning coins to commemorate Pope Francis' visit
MANILA, Philippines - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is releasing three new limited edition commemorative circulation coins, including one that honors overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
The new coins will be available starting December 22.
The BSP said the Bagong Bayani P5 coin will honor OFWs, while a P10 coin will commemorate the 150th year of hero Apolinario Mabini.
Another P5 coin will commemorate the Leyte Landing which was a turning point for the liberation of the Philippines during World War II.
"As a matter of policy, the BSP commemorates significant events and heroic Filipinos in our country’s history through the minting of coins, medals or overprints on our banknotes," the BSP said in a statement.
The BSP had previously issued commemorative circulation coins for the 150th year of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal in 2011 and the 150th year of Philippine Hero Andres Bonifacio in 2013.
At the same time, the BSP said it is also minting 50-piso and 500-piso commemorative coins in time for Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines in January.