In his Stack's Bowers blog article published May 29, 2019, Kyle Ponterio discusses a rare Philippine numismatic item. -Editor
This week's featured highlight from our upcoming official American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of Money auction, to be held
in Rosemont, Illinois from August 13-16, is an extremely rare turn-of-the-century revolutionary issue with few surviving examples.
PHILIPPINES. Panay. Centavo, 1899. NGC AU-55 Brown.
After the Spanish-American War, the Filipinos did not want to trade one monarchy for another. Revolutionary forces that fought beside the
Americans began to turn, and in early 1899 the Philippine-American War began, lasting more than three years until its official conclusion on July 4,
1902. While little is known about this revolution coinage, famed Filipino author and collector Aldo P. Basso states that these are undoubtedly
unofficial issues related to the insurgency movement.
The obverse features a helmeted solider with legend "REPUBLICA FILIPINA 1899" around, while the reverse depicts a sun within a triangle
and a surrounding legend that reads "UNO CENTAVO PANAY." The surfaces on this lovely piece are very well-preserved and showcase a strong
strike, full legends and attractive chocolate-colored patina throughout.
This is just one of many fantastic numismatic treasures already consigned to the coming August 2019 ANA auction. The sale will offer a
particularly robust offering of Philippines types from the Spanish and American periods, which includes selections from the Ray Czahor collection
(Errors and modern Patterns) as well as other coins, paper money and medals.
To read the complete article, see:
Highly Sought-After Panay Revolutionary Centavo
Wayne Homren, Editor
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