The World's Largest Banknote


100,000 Piso, 1998
Commemorates the Centennial of Philippine Independence

100,000 piso 1998
10,0000 piso 1998



Certificate of Issuance Guinness World Records

The 100,000 Piso note, measuring 355.6 mm by 215.9 mm (14" x 8 1/2"), is accredited by the Guinness World Records as the world's largest legal tender note in terms of size.

Front: The "Cry of Pugadlawin", when about 1,000 Filipino patriots led by Andres Bonifacio gathered in Pugadlawin, on August 23, 1896. They tore up their Spanish-issued residence certificates and yelled "Long live the Philippines", signalling the start of a revolt against Spain.

Back: From the balcony of his house in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898, General Emilio Aguinaldo displays the Philippine flag to the crowd below and proclaims independence from Spain.

Only 1,000 of these notes were issued. Originally offered to collectors at a pre-issue price of 180,000 Piso (US$4175).

Scans courtesy of Ram Kumar.




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