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The Philippine two peso coin (Filipino: Dalawang Piso) (₱2) was a denomination of Philippine currency. It was minted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas from 1983 until 2000 when it was demonetized.
- 1861: The two peso coin was introduced by the Spaniards. The coin featured a left-sided profile of Isabel II on its obverse, while the reverse has the Coat of arms of Spain with the lettering “REINA DE LAS ESPAÑAS”.
- Flora and Fauna Series; In 1983, the BSP introduced ₱2 coins as part of the Flora and Fauna Series. The coin was decagon-shaped (ten-sided), with the profile of Andrés Bonifacio on the obverse and the Coconut Tree (Cocos nucifera) on the reverse.
- Improved Flora and Fauna Series; The coin features the same designs on both the obverse and reverse, but was circular in shape and was minted in Stainless steel instead of Copper-Nickel.
- BSP Series; The two peso coin was not included when the BSP Series was introduced.
- 2000: The ₱2 coin and other coins in the original Flora and Fauna and Improved Flora and Fauna Series was withdrawn, making the coin officially demonetized.
|Flora and Fauna Series|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas - BSP Notes and Coins - History of Philippine Currency - Demonetized Coins - Improved Flora and Fauna Series". http://www.bsp.gov.ph/bspnotes/hist_dem_coin_ifaf.asp.
- ↑ "2 Pesos - Isabella II, Philippines" (in en). https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces34263.html.