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:
- A portrait of Lapu-Lapu;
- The image of the battle of Mactan;
- The logo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations (QCP) and;
- The Karaoka or the large outrigger warships used by indigenous Filipino communities.
Back side of the 5,000 Peso Lapu-Lapu bill
- 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,
- Tree of a coconut, the food the people of Samar gave to Ferdinand Magellan and his crew and;
- Mount Apo, where the circumnavigators found directional clues to their intended destination of Maluku or the Spice Island.
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.
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)
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