Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas launched the new Philippine peso bills enhanced with new security features and a fresh new look.
The new generation peso banknotes released this December 2010 still comprise P20, P50, P100, P200, P500, and P1, 000 bills with the same personalities but now with their youthful image designed on the front side of the notes. The iconic natural wonders of the Philippines gave a new look on the reverse side of the new Philippine peso bills.
It would be very difficult for a counterfeiter to copy the new enhanced security features of the new Philippine peso bills which include the use of embossed prints, serial numbers (increasing in size), the use of security fibers, watermarks, see-through mark, concealed value, and security thread.
20 peso bill
Front – Portrait of Manuel L. Quezon, Declaration of Filipino as a National Langguage, Malacañang Palace, Seal of the President, and the New BSP seal.
Reverse – Banaue Rice Terraces, Animal: Palm Civet
50 peso bill
Front – Portrait of President Sergio Osmeña, First National Assembly 1907, Leyte Landing, Seal of the President, and the New BSP seal.
Reverse – Taal Lake, Animal: Maliputo
100 peso bill
Front – Portrait of President Manuel Roxas, old BSP building 1949, Inauguration of the Third Philippine Republic July 4, 1946, Seal of the President, and the New BSP seal.
Reverse – Mayon Volcano, Animal: Whale Shark (butanding)
200 peso bill
Front – Portrait of President Diosdado Macapagal, EDSA People Power II, Independence House (Aguinaldo Shrine), Barasoain Church, Seal of the President, and the New BSP seal.
Reverse – Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Animal: Tarsier
500 peso bill
Front – Icons of Democracy: President Corazon Aquino and Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., EDSA People Power 1, Benigno Aquino monument in Makati, Seal of the President, and the New BSP seal.
Reverse – Subterranean Underground River in Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Animal: Blue-naped Parrot
1000 peso bill
Front – Portraits of Josefa LLanes Escoda, Vicente Lim, and JOse Abad Santos, Centennial celebration of Philippine independence, Medal of Honor, Seal of the President, and the New BSP seal.
Reverse – Tubbataha Reefs in Sulu, South Sea Pearl.
New coins will be launched beginning 2012. Current bills can still be used for at least three years.