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'Victory' series

The 'Victory' note series was printed in 1944, to be used upon the return of MacArthur. When he came ashore in Leyte on Oct. 20th, 1944, he was purportedly carrying some of these in his pocket. They definately brought many crates full of these notes with them during this landing.

According to a BEP report the number 66 (for the series) was chosen because that was President Quezons age when he died just prior to the liberation of the Philippines.

VICTORY notes were printed at the U.S. BUREAU of Engraving and Printing- the last Philippine currency printed by the US. Replacement notes are indicated by a star prefix to the serial number. There are also signature combinations which are harder to find. The signature combinations are as follows:

  • S. Osmena and J Hernandez (w/ title of Auditor General) [most common except for 500P]
  • S. Osmena and M. Guevara (w/ title of Treasurer) [100 & 500 only - rare]
  • M. Roxas and M. Guevara (not found on 1, 5 or 10 - rarest on others]
Denomination & DescriptionSignatureDelivered
1 peso, MabiniS. Osmena, J.Hernandez61,192,000
2 pesos, RizalS. Osmena,J.Hernandez16,231,272
5 pesos, McKinley & DeweyS. Osmena, J.Hernandez17,355,000
10 pesos, WashingtonS. Osmena, J.Hernandez16,825,600
20 pesos, Mt MayonS. Osmena, J.Hernandez12,439,635
20 pesos, Mt MayonManuel Roxas, M.Guevara1,063,765
50 pesos, Gen LawtonS. Osmena, J.Hernandez1,884,686
50 pesos, Gen LawtonManuel Roxas, M.Guevara456,414
100 pesos, MagellanS. Osmena, J.Hernandez487,335
100 pesos, MagellanS. Osmena, M. Guevara363,266
100 pesos, MagellanManuel Roxas, M.Guevara404,799
500 pesos, LegaspiS. Osmena, J.Hernandez12,991
500 pesos, LegaspiS. Osmena, M. Guevara130,725
500 pesos, LegaspiManuel Roxas, M.Guevara163,284

These currency notes were for use only in the Philippines, and were obligations of the Philippine Treasury. The 500 Peso Philippine Victory Notes were demonetized by the Philippine government on December 31, 1957, and were withdrawn from circulation. At that point, other denominations of the Philippine Victory Notes, Victory Series 66, were no longer regarded as legal tender but could be exchanged or replaced at par, without charge, for legal currency until July 30, 1967. After that date, Series 66 was considered demonetized.

Special 'Victory' series issues

Central_Bank_overprint


Signatures on 'Victory' series notes

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SIG_JHernandez.jpg
sig1
SIG_MGuevara.jpg
sig2
SIG_MRoxas.jpg
sig3
SIG_SOsmena.jpg

'Victory' series notes

0
P094
1
P095
2
P096
3
P097
4
P098
5
P099
6
P100
7
P101

Comments to date: 50. Page 1 of 5. Average Rating:

JC   Texas

7:31pm on Monday, September 16th, 2013

I have a ONE CENTAVO note with the red letter P above a red line and the letters AC in red under the red line. Why is this? These were donated to our Military museum.

JC   Texas

7:12pm on Monday, September 16th, 2013

I have 3 smaller size bills, 4" X 2".
in 1, 5 and ten CENTAVOS. Are these from the Japanese occupation also?
They were donated to our military museum.

allan asirit   cavite

6:26am on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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i have all that money except 1000 bills

Susan   Glendora, Ca

11:40pm on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

how much are these worth?

Timmy   Pampanga Philippines

12:47am on Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Hi Im looking for Japanese Goverment-issued Philippine Peso A.K.A. Mickey Mouse Money

1 centavo Bill
500 Peso Bill
1000 Peso Bill

Uncirculated or Circulated
Much Better if Unciruclated
just P.M. me and indicate your price. Thank you and ... read more »

kanas   kansas

3:19pm on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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i have a collection of bills from this time... how can i find out the current worth of them

von aguirre   mindoro

12:31am on Monday, March 11th, 2013
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i have 1 100 hundred pesos japanese goverment i wondering how much it cost to sell 09295097422 this is my n0.

Joanne Gordon   Blairstown, NJ

11:45am on Monday, March 4th, 2013
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I have one peso from the June 13, 1922 series am disappointed to find out it has no value.

elmer   philippines

12:04am on Monday, March 4th, 2013
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i have 100 pesos under by japanese governmet its for sale..

tamarah sanders   bulls gap tn

7:49am on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
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I have a 5peso from Philippines series66 and a 1peso series66 what are they worth


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