Philippine Coins and Banknotes blogged about this:

Banknote collectors have something to look forward to in 2008. In commemoration of the centennial of the University of the Philippines (UP), the “Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the overprinting of the image of the Oblation on new hundred peso bills to be circulated soon” (

100 peso bill UP centennial cropped

The image above is only a speculation. Overprints are usually done on the white space on the right side of the banknote. The overprinted bills will most likely be issued in 2008, the year of UP’s centennial.

The Oblation is the iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines, represented by a man with arms wide-stretched and face facing up, symbolizing selfless offering of one’s self to his country.

Since I’m a Filipino numismatist (a coin collector) and marvel at Philippine monetary units (coins and banknotes), I am really excited about this. I’m sure to be waiting for this overprinted 100 peso bill! Yehey! :)

11 Responses to “Oblation on 100 Peso bills”

  1. hi! Thanks for leaving a comment.

    I also want the bills! Sayang talaga, I graduated just a year before the centennial, di pa umabot sa celebration. =)

  2. First time someone quoted my blog posts :D I look forward to that overprint too. I hope it comes out better than that speculation.

  3. cathy: sayang! but even though, we can all celebrate with the centennial batch! hahaha :P

    rex: i have tried to look for Phil coins blogger before.. but i wasn’t successful.. not until yesterday… i was really lucky to have found your blog :D wee! haha!

  4. XD Na-excite din ako! I used to collect Phil money, but the collection got lost when I was in High School. :( Bills are easy to get, though. It’s the coins I’m sad about.

  5. Ohhhh! Yeah.. I know, and they’re more expensive…:|

  6. I wanna own one :( How many copies are they going to print? A lot?

  7. That im not sure, but im guessing, 100,000 more or less

  8. You’re collecting only coins from filipines? DO you want some from brazil?? XD

  9. yeah, i only collect from the Philippines…but my aunt gave me some of her foreign collection, that’s why i have coins and banknotes from different countries as well…but it’s too hard to collect that much, i’m just focusing in the Philippines :P hehe

  10. I’ve linked in my blog directory already. Thanks for the link too. Anyway, this is an interesting topic for me too, especially since I’m a U.P. student. I think I’ll write my thoughts about this within the week. :)

  11. Cool! Thanks too! :)

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