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RegistryCoinRegistryCoin Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭✭

U.S. Philippine registry sets are enjoying increasing popularity among collectors.

From the PCGS article:
“In the last two years, earlier U.S. Philippines coinage has gone virtually parabolic in terms of price. Toned and visually appealing examples are commanding strong premiums, and Gem+ (MS66 and above) grades are highly sought after by collectors. Proof coinage from this era also has strong demand and the series is short-lived as the supply it seems.”



  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No surprise...those early pesos/centavos are a beautiful design.

  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My son Justin and I wrote a handful of lengthy Articles for PCGS (still on their website) in 2017/2018 predicting the “parabolic” move on USPI coinage soon to come. And, it came right on our schedule, like the timing of a European train. Clearly proving once again that even a broken clock can show the proper time twice a day. 😉


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  • DrDarrylDrDarryl Posts: 571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Personal medal of President Dwight D. Eisenhower listed in Basso's 1975 book. Struck by the U.S. Mint and designed by Frank Gasparro.

    See the note in the Basso image snippet.

    I have two published books on my research of these previously unknown series of medals. Basso and Medcalf/Russell cataloged the medals with only a visual description. Basso was the first to document the in-country award in a numismatic guidebook. My research provided more details on these medals.

    Presidential Numismatic Artifact global trail left by President Eisenhower (this is a subset of the entire Eisenhower personal medal series).

  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,558 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 12, 2022 6:53PM

    Interesting update…

    the most expensive PCGS item currently on eBay (out of more than 110,000 offerings) is a USPI coin (and very well justified).


    Edited to add - eBay item number:165530306438


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  • kruegerkrueger Posts: 770 ✭✭✭
    edited June 26, 2022 5:02PM

    Are there not two of these proofs? The other is in the philippine Central Bank Money Museum collection? According to a person who recently saw the Museum piece. Its is of the Large size Peso Variety .900 fine, The one offered here is the small sized variety .800 fine. These can be said to be the mints experimental samples /Transition pieces going form a Large size Peso 38.1 MM diameter, .900 fine to a Small size peso 37.5 mm diameter , .800 fine.

      Funny many years / decades ago I was offered the said coin or at least asked what I would pay for it.  It was way beyond my budget then but very signifcantly less then offered now.   It seems Doctor Pineda bought it back then , and it sold in his monumental Philippine collection auction by Lynn Knight june,10,2012.

    Lot number 5485. In Doctor Pinedas own words it was the crown jewel of his collection.
    My catalog auction results said it sold for $165,000. So we are now 10 years later. Quite an investment return,
    If sold for offered sum , would be a 1385% gain wow!! U.S. Philippines has indeed been a good investment.

  • MizzouMizzou Posts: 451 ✭✭✭✭

    I started building a set of U.S. / Philippine Peso circulation strikes back in the 90's and eventually completed it a few years later. I noticed my ranking dropping in the PCGS registry as time went by due to the interest of other collector's. I'm at the point now that an upgrade to the set would be a major investment. I'm glad I completed it when I did,

    Sometimes I think that animals are smarter than humans, animals would never allow the dumbest one to lead the pack

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 16, 2022 3:45AM

    I started a type set a few years ago but now the prices have gone a bit high for my taste. Been contemplating selling them all while they are hot. None are particularly amazing but some nice collector level stuff. Maybe GC would be a good place to sell…

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obviously the writer of the PCGS article has no idea of the meaning of 'parabolic '. :D Cheers, RickO

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