5,000 Pesos Lapu-Lapu Bill, how to get one?

Manila, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) launched the 5,000-Piso Commemorative Banknote Bill on January 17, 2021. After almost three (3) months since it was launched, the banknote finally made into public and surfaced online.

According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the commemorative banknote was launched to honor the heroism of Lapu-Lapu and also to celebrate 500th anniversary of his victory in the Battle of Mactan.

The 5,000 peso bill is only available for purchase and not use for the circulation by the public as this bill is a legal tender.

This is the highest denomination that was issued in the country so far and a second highest currency denomination ever issued by the BSP after the 1998 limited edition of P100,000 bill made for the Philippines centennial year.

Front side of the 5,000 Peso Commemorative bill

Here are the front parts of the 5,000 peso bill:

  1. A portrait of Lapu-Lapu;
  2. The image of the battle of Mactan;
  3. The logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations (QCP) and;
  4. The Karaoka or the large outrigger warships used by indigenous Filipino communities.

Back side of the 5,000 Peso Lapu-Lapu bill

  1. Manaol or the Philippine eagle, a symbol of “clear vision, freedom, and strength; and which embodies the ancient Visayan belief that all living creatures originated from an eagle,
  2. Tree of a coconut, the food the people of Samar gave to Ferdinand Magellan and his crew and;
  3. Mount Apo, where the circumnavigators found directional clues to their intended destination of Maluku or the Spice Island.
Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1128011

How to get the 5,000 Peso Commemorative Bill?

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) sells limited stocks of 5,000 Peso Lapu-Lapu Commemorative Banknotes bill and Lapu-Lapu Silver Medal. The 5,000 peso banknote is for sale at Php 5,500.00 each while the Lapu-Lapu Silver Medal is for sale at Php 3,500.00 each.

On the matters of the banknote’s availability, BSP said,

Due to the Limited Stocks, we cannot guarantee that all orders will be serve. We will also consider a max order of one set (1 banknote and 1 medal) per order per person.

According to the BSP, the commemorative banknote bill and a silver medal coins has reached its quota and the form is closed.

Image Source: https://www.bsp.gov.ph/SitePages/Default.aspx

Contact BSP

Should you have concerns, you may also reach the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) at the following contact details:

List of Telephone Numbers: BSP Directory (Frontline Services)
Facebook: @BangkoSentralngPilipinas
Twitter: @BangkoSentral


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25 comments… add one
  • Bernard Blancaflor May 4, 2021 @ 19:03


  • Felix Sable Sep 3, 2021 @ 20:01

    Can I buy one set of 5,000 peso commemorative bill worth php5 500 and Lapu-lapu silver medal coin worth

    • Edna Delizo Jan 22, 2022 @ 21:26

      can i buy 5000 peso commemrative bill worth php5 500

      • Moises Lovinaria Jr Dec 27, 2022 @ 12:35

        How can i purchase P5000.oo bill? Or how to order? Thank you so much.

      • gie toquero Sep 8, 2023 @ 15:22

        are you still interested with the 5000 pesos commemorative bill?

  • HILARIO LAPUZ Oct 31, 2021 @ 21:13

    Can I still buy the 5,000 peso commenorative coin?
    I’m from Australia

  • Francia E. Noche Nov 3, 2021 @ 16:00

    Good afternnon! I want to have 5,000 peao bill and the Lapu Lapu silver coon. How can i avail?

    Thank you
    Francia R. Noche
    [email protected]
    0920 9776671

  • Francia E. Noche Nov 3, 2021 @ 16:01

    Good afternnon! I want to have 5,000 peao bill and the Lapu Lapu silver coon. How can i avail?

    Thank you
    0920 9776671

  • Wilnor flores Nov 30, 2021 @ 15:04

    How to avail one set pls i want to buy too

  • Pamela datuimam Dec 7, 2021 @ 18:27

    How can i get 5 pcs of 5000.00 bill

  • Vitalii Dec 12, 2021 @ 5:39

    How much bills was issued?

  • Abraham Dec 30, 2021 @ 14:50

    How can I buy 2 set of Lapu-Lapu, How can I avail.

  • Aurora Bailes Jan 8, 2022 @ 18:33

    How to avail the 5,000 bill? Can i still buy one.

  • Micheal John Baguio Mar 27, 2022 @ 23:52

    Please contact me if you have available 5,000 bill and the medal.

    Thank you very much and Mabuhay BSP

    • Anonymous Sep 6, 2023 @ 14:36

      i have 5000 bill

  • Edna Delizo Mar 30, 2022 @ 12:42

    pls can i buy 1 set of 5000 bill

  • Nathaniel Bruce Rosa Apr 20, 2022 @ 12:15

    How to get one?

  • Will Jun 1, 2022 @ 1:00

    I want to avail Lapu lapu medal and note set. Will pay good price.
    Kindly email
    [email protected]

  • Noel De Castro Jul 6, 2022 @ 6:27

    I want to have a 5000 peso bill and a silver medal. My cp no. 09175720171. Willing to pay a good price.
    Thank you!

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2022 @ 17:28

    You dumb shit. Legal tender means it can be circulated.

  • Jack Aug 30, 2022 @ 2:29

    Available the 5000 bill e-mail to me,,,I’m stay at pasay….thanks po

  • jack Sep 21, 2022 @ 14:02

    please availble e-mail to me ,,,,salamat po

  • Josephine Ramos Dec 1, 2022 @ 6:01

    Hello, how may I purchase a 5,000 bank note? Where can I purchase?

  • Michael Marcello Jan 26, 2023 @ 14:47

    Hello I would like to purchase 1 5000 peso banknote. where can I find it in Davao ?

  • Patrick Cruz May 13, 2023 @ 22:48

    how to get a 5000 peso bill. Thanks

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