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Netizens Weren't Amused With The New Generation Currency Coins

The reception isn't what Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expected
by John Paulo Aguilera | Mar 26, 2018
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Amid the confusion over the similar-looking 5-peso and 1-peso coins, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has released a primer on the New Generation Currency Coin Series.


In the almost two minute-long video, the monetary authority dissected the updated aesthetic of the 10-peso, 5-peso, 1-peso, 25-centavo, 3-centavo, and 1-centavo coins. Aside from the original engraving of national heroes and Philippine flag, the denominations now features plants endemic to the country, such as the Kapa-Kapa, Tayabak, Waling-Waling, Katmon, Kapal-Kapal Baging, and Mangkono, respectively.

Despite the clip's sleek production, social media didn't mince words about the same old issues hounding the mistake-friendly series. As if two coins sharing (almost) the same size and color weren't enough, BSP added four more to the confusing bunch.

A slogan change may be in order

This idea might actually be clearer

If you're really going for uniformity

Some are lobbying for the return of the previous design and scheme, which made the currency easier to distinguish. Think about the senior citizens and jeepney drivers—not everyone has the time to look closely at a coin and feel its edges to find out the value.

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Deep, bruh

Maybe if they spent more time on conceptualizing the coin itself rather than promotional materials then they didn't have to break the bank in a lost cause.


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