The Philippine New Generation Currency Coin Series is now out and some Filipinos are outraged because apparently, the new coins almost look like the same. So, 2 weeks ago, we conducted an orientation about the new coins to let Filipinos understand why there is a need to change our coins and the salient features of each coin. Before we become upset about the changes, we must full understand it.
From the talk of our speaker from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, there is really a need to change our coins as compliance to our law because we need to always improve our bills and coins to prevent illegal extraction of mineral content, prevent counterfeiting, and improve the durability of our coins. This is the reason why our bills and coins must be changed in a span of 5 and 10 years respectively.
Though the look of the new coins are somewhat similar to each other, we can actually get used to it once the old coins are no longer available. In fact, one of the amazing feature of the new coins is that it is very friendly for people who are blind or have visual impairment. By simply touching the coins, especially its sides, one can distinguish a coin from the others. Take a look at the features and get to know more about our new coins at the gallery below.