1909 United States-Filipinas Peso

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by leafe, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. leafe

    leafe New Member

    Just found 3 1909 pesos. One side says the United States of America and the other side has a depiction of a woman striking an anvil and says one peso at the top and Filipinas at the bottom. Anybody know what these are from and if they have any value?
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  3. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Howdy leafe - Welcome to the Forum !!

    At the time those coins struck the Philippines were under US jurisdiction - so their coins were minted here in the US. Yes, they have a value, but value is determined by the condition of the coin. If you can post pics of the coins we can try to estimate value.
  4. kidromeo

    kidromeo I'M LEGEND

    Hello Leafe..:hail: Welcome to Coin Talk..:)
    Really excited to see the pictures.......:smile
  5. headlessblade

    headlessblade New Member

    1909 One Peso Filipinas United States of America

    I have the same coin as that guy... i saw a few people selling them not sure of the value...

    what are they worth today feb. 2011?

    here is a pic of mines

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  6. illini420

    illini420 1909 Collector

    In low mint state grades of MS62 or so they are a few hundred dollars or so. Anything above that and they skyrocket in price. In AU58 like mine pictured below, they can sell for between $100 and $150. The very minimum at the low end of the grading scale, even if damaged they should be worth at least $15 or so just in silver melt value at today's prices.

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    They are really neat issues and I believe there is also a 1909-S/S/S variety which may trade for a premium.
  7. woobacca

    woobacca New Member

    you can find these philippne coins in the red book, my estimation on this coin , cause i cannot see the luster is probably in vf condition, maybe anef condition prices range between 8- 15$$$
  8. headlessblade

    headlessblade New Member

    oh ok, it needs to be cleaned, lol don't know how to so ill just leave it how it is...
  9. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Active Member

    The common dates are 1907, 1908, and 1909. Almost all of the 1907 issue are 1907-S (from San Francisco), but there have been two 1907's found with no mint mark. The 1907 (p) was minted as a trial of the new composition, and records indicate that there are more out there. If you find a 1907 without a mintmark, you should definitely consider sending it in for authentication.

    There are a few Chinese fakes (typically dated 1903 or 1906) - they generally have a different tone (flatter, more grey), crude details on liberty, and are off-weight.

    The coins were made from 1903-1912. 1903-1906 were type 1 (slightly larger, higher silver content). Here's a 1905 one in my collection:
    http://mycoins.co/us-philippine-peso-1905-s
  10. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Active Member

    I would not clean it - the patina looks nice, and cleaning can damage the surface of the coin (lowering its value).

    Currently, it's in high VF to low EF condition (the only wear is on the chest of the eagle and liberties thigh).
  11. headlessblade

    headlessblade New Member

    right now im trying to upload some more pics of other coins i have from around the world there not worth much probably but since i got that tip on how to use my camera (macro focus) i took pics of most of them lol...ill post a thread up later
  12. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Active Member


    That's a beauty! I'm curious, how much did it set you back in AU-58?
  13. illini420

    illini420 1909 Collector

    Thanks. I paid a bit over the market rate for that one because I thought it was a nice AU58. I paid $140 for it. I had another PCGS AU58 that I had purchased earlier for $100 that just didn't have the luster or overall eye appeal of this one. So after I bought my better one I put the other on eBay starting at 99 cents and I think I ended up getting right around $100 for it after fees, so I about broke even on that one.
  14. coinmaster1

    coinmaster1 New Member

    Here's mine:
    1909_S_PHILIPPINES_ONE_PESO_1.jpg
    I think I have an AU 1907-S lying around somewhere...
  15. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Active Member

    If you do, we'd love to see it!
  16. jdpichaytech

    jdpichaytech New Member

    can i just ask

    how much will these set of coins cost? im trying to sell them PA180344.jpg PA180341.jpg PA180346.jpg
  17. illini420

    illini420 1909 Collector

    jdpichaytech,

    Nice group of USPI coins you have there...

    Hard to grade the coins with accuracy since you only show one side. But at a minimum, the silver coinage is worth it's silver melt value. For the Pesos, they have a little over 1/2 an ounce of pure silver in them so they are worth around $17 each in silver value today. The 50 Centavos are worth around half the value of the Pesos in silver melt value. You should check the 1907 50 Centavos and separate out any that don't have the "S" mintmark as the examples without the mintmark were made in Philadelphia and are worth around twice as much as the 1907-S 50 Centavos. The 1908-S and 1910-S 50 centavos are slightly better dates and are likely worth a couple dollars over the silver melt value. The 1909-S 50 centavos is even a better date and probably worth double the silver melt value, even in lower grades. The Centavos and the 10 Centavos seem to be worth a few dollars each.
  18. jdpichaytech

    jdpichaytech New Member

    thank you

    tganks a lot, if you know somebody where i can sell these? please refer me
  19. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Active Member

    There are definitely some in that set that I'd be interested in. Can you send me pictures of both sides? I'll send you my e-mail address.

    I finally got my 1912 peso, and I'm happy to show it off:
    http://mycoins.co/1912_US_peso

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