Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's All About The, Um, Ninoys

A few days ago the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas unveiled the new Philippine banknotes that will be circulated beginning this month.

[Image grabbed from here.]

I can't wait to get my hands on them. The 100-peso bill is easily my favorite since its reverse features Mayon Volcano and a butanding (whale shark). Go Bicol, ha ha!

[20 December Edit]

Whoa, it seems the new bills are error-filled. I wonder how that will affect the planned December rollout.

[21 December 2010 Edit]

Here is the BSP's official statement regarding the perceived errors. A BSP deputy governor has also been quoted as saying that the bills should be publicly available by Christmas. Their primer says as much.

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