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Our Coinage is About to Get Even More Confusing

We'll all be living on the edge.
IMAGE Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas
ILLUSTRATOR Jasrelle Serrano
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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas just released an announcement video for the New Generation Currency Coin Series, featuring new versions of the ten-, five-, and one-peso coins; as well as the 25-, five-, and one-centavo coins. They all bear similar engraving layouts featuring different national heroes and plants. They're all circular, all seem to be silver-colored, and their main discernible difference is their slightly increasing size and the variety of their edges. Check it out:

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They even put out a much less useful, almost sort of pointless teaser announcement:

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The people of the Internet, as is their wont, are already pointing out the obvious:

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It looks like we're all going to have to squint real hard to make sure we're handing an Apolinario Mabini instead of an Andres Bonifacio or a Jose Rizal to the conductor. That, or we'll have to make a habit of running our fingers along the sides of our coins before paying. Either way would be easier than trying to distinguish between the Kapa-Kapa and the Tayabak plant.

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