Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will release the new 5 peso coin this coming December 1 to commemorate the 154th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio. The New Generation Currency (NGC) Coin Series, 5 peso coin, will be circulated in January 2018.
The portrait of Andres Bonifacio is etched on the obverse of the coin, along with the markings, “ANDRES BONIFACIO,” “5-PISO” and “REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS” in bold font and in microprints, and the mint mark. The reverse side features the Tayabak, a Philippine endemic plant, the BSP logo, and “Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas” in microprint.
The new 5 peso NGC coin is 25 millimeters in diameter and weighs approximately 7.4 grams.
Looks of Old and New 5 Peso Coin
The old Philippine five-peso coin (₱5) is the second-largest denomination of the coins of the Philippine peso.
It is 27 mm (1.1 in) in diameter. The first Philippine president, Emilio Aguinaldois featured on the obverse. The 1993 logo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas(BSP) is featured on the reverse side, as per all current coins of the Philippines.
On the other hand, here is the look of the new 5 peso coin:
The rest of the denominations of the NGC Coin Series will be released by the BSP for circulation in January 2018.