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five centavos coin
  • Philippines
  • five centavos coin, early 1900s (minted 1908)
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • metal
  • Object Diameter: 2.1 cm
    Object Diameter: 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3333.04
Multimedia
Description

Side one of the coin depicts a standing woman, identified as Lady Liberty with her left hand raised to her shoulder. Her right hand holds a hammer near an anvil. She is wearing a dress blown back to reveal her body form. Her hair is also blowing. A volcano, identified as Mt. Mayon, is in the background. The text reads: FIVE CENTAVOS FILIPINAS.

Side two depicts a shield with a field of stars across the top, and vertical stripes on the bottom. There is an eagle with its wings spread above. The text reads: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1918.