Mint and Refinery Operations Department, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
BSP-Mint and Refinery Operations Department
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: The portrait of Apolinario Mabini, Republika ng Pilipinas, the denomination (10-Piso), mint mark and the feather pen. Reverse: The portrait of A. Mabini sitting on a chair, the BSP seal, “Talino at Paninindigan” words (which means “Intelligence and Conviction”), the signature of Apolinario Mabini, the micro text of the words “TALINO AT PANININDIGAN” on the outer ring of the coin, and the commemoration date and year.
A brief annotation
The Coin celebrates the 150th birthday of A. Mabini, one of the leading heroes of the 19th century revolution. He was a statesman, a revolutionary leader, educator, and a lawyer. He was tagged as the brain of the Philippine Revolution despite losing the use of his legs to Polio. The feather represents the writing skills and leadership he commands.