Within the complex of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd. Manila), the Philippines’ central monetary authority, is the Museo ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Inaugurated on January 3, 1999, as part of the celebration of the 50 years of central banking in the Philippines, the museum showcases the Bank’s collection of currencies.
As repository and custodian of the country’s numismatic heritage, the museum collects, studies and preserves coins, paper notes, medals, artifacts and monetary items found in the Philippines during its different historical periods. These collections are on permanent display at the museum.
Designed to “walk” the visitor through a number of galleries, individually dedicated to a specific historical period of the country, the museum visually narrates the development of the Philippine economy, parallel to the evolution of its currency. Complementary paintings from the bank’s art collection, together with chosen artifacts, enhance each gallery (Source: Central Bank of the Philippines)
Mabuhay ang Philippine peso!