How Come The New Philippine Coins Are Not User Friendly?

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If you’re based in the Philippines, you’ll understand how difficult now to distinguish the differences of the new designed coins released by BSP (Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas).

Last March 26, 2018, there’s an article written by Pauline Miranda about the sole reason of changing its design and its color. Kindly visit NOLISOLI website to be well informed. Their reasons might shock you!

I wouldn’t discuss this further since she briefly explained it well.

Well, the main reason that lead me to discuss this matter with you all is the confusion it has caused me.

For you to be able to visualize everything, I provided photos about the “then and now” of our Philippine peso coins.

Image: Dreamstime

Image: AliExpress


Shocking, right? They are now all look alike.

So how would you determine if what you are getting is a 5 peso coin and not a 1 peso coin. Besides, the color is the first thing that we easily recognize and not the size!

I don’t care if their reason is valid, what I care the most is the fact that they released new design of coins without asking for approval from the public.

They should have considered the public for we are also involve in the changing of Philippine peso coins.

They did not even take into consideration those who have poor eyesight especially the old ones.

Whether their intention is good, still they cannot change the fact that the public is having a hard time identifying each coin most especially if you are in a rush.

How about you? How do you feel about the change in the Philippine peso coins’ appearance?

Comment below!

All contents are mine except for the provided photos, videos, and the like. If ever there is something I did violate in any way, whether it is a minor or major violation, please let me know. Thank you in advance! ❀

Author: Zandra L.

A writer and a manager by accident.

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