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Ang Bagong Lipunan (ABL) Series Coin
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On President Ferdinand E. Marcos established the New Society (Ang Bagong Lipunan), a program which has revitalized the industry and agriculture of the Philippines. On , the first minting of Ang Bagong Lipunan (ABL) Series Coin begun. The circulation strike consisted of 6 denomination featuring portraits of our National Heroes and President Ferdinand E. Marcos – 1 sentimo, 5 sentimos, 10 sentimos, 25 sentimos, 1 piso and 5 piso. The official coat of arms of the Republic of the Philippines appears on the reverse of 1 piso and 5 piso denomination. The reverse of 1 sentimo, 5 sentimos, 10 sentimos and 25 sentimos coins bears the seal of the Central Bank, which symbolizes the economic development of the nation

The 5 Piso Coin were originally issued as commemorative coin, it pays tribute to President Ferdinand E. Marcos on his tenth anniversary in office, and also to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the New Society “Ang Bagong Lipunan” which was established on

CBP issued four qualities of this series, Circulation, Matte, Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof. Circulation Strike were intended for general circulation while the other three were part of coin sets. In , the last year of minting for this series, CBP issued only proof and circulation strike.

The ABL Series is divided in two period to and to . The first period bears the original seal of CBP on the reverse of the four lowest denomination while the two highest denomination bears the coat of arms of the Philippines with inscription of “Republika ng Pilipinas”. The second period bears the simplified seal of CBP on the reverse of the four lowest denomination while the two highest denomination bears the coat of arms of the Philippines with inscription of “Isang Bansa Isang Diwa” with the exemption of the Circulation Strike 5 Piso that used the old die with inscription of “Republika ng Pilipinas” and does not bear mintmark. This is also the period where CBP started to mint its own coin thus bearing the BSP mintmark.

Security Printing Plant and Mint Complex was established on and was inaugurated formally by President Ferdinand E. Marcos on , thus minting of circulation strike coins for this series has been minted locally. and CBP locally minted coin does not bear BSP Mintmark yet, CBP added mintmark starting in .

On , BSP issued Circular No. 81, demonetizing the Ang Bagong Lipunan Series coin and considering it demonetized after .

Ang Bagong Lipunan Series coin is the predecessor of Flora and Fauna Series coin and the successor of Pilipino Series coin

Seal

Original Seal
Simplified Seal

Coat of Arms

Republika ng Pilipinas
Isang Bansa Isang Diwa

Denomination