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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 The 500 Peso Philippine Victory Notes were demonetized by the Philippine government on December 31, 1957, and were withdrawn from circulation.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

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Signatures on 'Victory' series notes

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SIG_MGuevara.jpg
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'Victory' series notes

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P094
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P095
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P096
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P097
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P098
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P099
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P100
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P101

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donnie   bradenton fl,34208

10:14pm on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 

i have some japanese occupation wwII onehudred pesos i would know value a geus price please in plastice sheats

edgar geronimo   cavite

8:33pm on Thursday, January 13th, 2011

i have these 1, 5, 10 peso bill. these moneys have value? or can i sell it to collectors?

roel locsin   ortigas center

6:15pm on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 

I own a 1942 50centavos japanese money and other japanese monetary.

Bob   nowhere

8:13pm on Sunday, December 26th, 2010 

I believe the bill P108 is actually a forgery made by the American government as propaganda against the Japanese. You can tell by the security stamp -- correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure only securities stamps PD and PE were real, while PA,... read more »

joe garrett   US/WV.a

9:05pm on Sunday, November 28th, 2010 

i'm tring to find out how much my DALAWANG PISO is worth it's a 2 ----seral no# WV0006051 it's also a1949 date on it

Anonymous   Location unknown

8:31pm on Monday, October 4th, 2010

how much are these worth?

Matt Musters   Houston TX

8:00am on Sunday, September 19th, 2010 

I would like to sell the ones I have. I have about 25 diffrent ones.

Marisela   San Bernardino,Ca.

4:25pm on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

What is the money worth now?

Richard Veloso   New York, NY

7:33pm on Monday, July 26th, 2010 

I have a 1 peso note, 5 centavos and a 5o cents note not shown here. I also have 7 American/Filipino notes.

Eddie   USA

1:45pm on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 

Was wondering what's the worth of these paper bills now


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