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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: PHILIPPINES UNDER U.S. SOVEREIGNTY
Item Description: 1C 1925 M USA-PHIL ALLEN-2.22
Full Grade: NGC MS 63 RD
Owner: coin928

Set Details

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Competitive Sets: USPI-1C (Set #2)   Score: 609
USPI-Complete (Set #2)   Score: 609
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Lyman Allen #2.22 (KM #163) - Mintage: 9,332,000

The 1925 Centavo is the first to be produced by the Manila mint with a mint mark. A sturdy looking block "M" was added at the suggestion of the well known numismatist, Dr. Gilbert S. Perez. These coins tend to be well struck and full red examples are available.

This coin is one of many well struck, full red coins struck from an easily identifiable die pair. The obverse exhibits a number of small surface blobs particularly above the letters "IP" and below the "N" in "FILIPINAS" which indicate that it was minted with a die pitted by rust. This is quite possibly because the die had been left over from 1922 and had been sitting idle for 3 years. This particular coin is a beautiful red example which would seem to deserve a higher grade if not for the scratch across the chest of the male figure on the obverse.

Varieties: None cataloged for this year.

Date acquired: 5/31/2009 (raw coin)
Date graded: 6/23/2009 (self submitted to NGC)

References:
- "The Numismatist," August 1939, pp.635. "Comment on the Philippine Coinage" by Dr. Gilbert S. Perez.

Rev. 12/10/2015

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