USA/Philippines Type Set (Expanded Edition)
Peso 1936 Murphy-Quezon

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: PHILIPPINES UNDER U.S. SOVEREIGNTY COMMONWEALTH COMMEMORATIVE
Item Description: SILVER PESO 1936 M USA-PHIL MURPHY-QUEZON KM-178
Full Grade: NGC MS 66
Owner: JAA

Owner Comments:

Mint: Manila
Mint Mark "M"
Mintage: 10,000
Designer: Ambrocio Morales
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8000
Weight: 20.0000g
ASW: 0.5144oz
Diameter: 35mm

In 1936 the Manila Mint produced a set of three coins to commemorate the founding of the Commonwealth Of The Philippines on November 15,1935. The set consisted of a Fifty Centavos, and two One Peso Coins. The coins were designed by Ambrosio Morales, a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines. The two commemorative Pesos were struck in .800 fineness silver. The Fifty Centavos was struck in .750 fineness silver. The three coin set had a face value of 2.5 Pesos, equal to $1.25 in U.S. Dollars, and sold for $3.13.

The obverse design of the Murphy-Quezon Peso features portraits of the first Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon and U.S. Governor General Frank Murphy. The reverse design depicts the official seal of "The Commonwealth of the Philippines".

The Mintage of the 1936M Murphy-Quezon Peso was 10,000 coins, however, the actual number of existing coins is far less as many of these coins were crated and thrown into Manila Bay, near Corregidor, in 1942 to avoid seizure by the invading forces of Japan.

This beautifull Premium Gem is boldly struck and fully brilliant.

NGC Population: 33/6 (11/25/2020)
PCGS Population: 27/6 (11/25/2020)
Combined NGC/PCGS Population: 50/12 (11/25/2020)

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