Posted on Saturday, 27th June 2009 by All Philippines

100,000 front

100,000 back

The Philippines may be known as one of the poorest in the world (based on its PPP (purchasing power parity) and nominal GDP ranking). But what this country lacks is also what this country can be proud of, or sort of :-) . For the record, the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes the rare 100,000 Philippine peso bill as the world’s largest banknote of legal tender.

Some facts about the 100,000 Philippine peso bill:

It was issued by the Central Bank of The Philippines to commemorate the Philippine Centennial Celebration in 1998.

It has a 21 mark security feature that includes a 3 dimensional portrait watermark, iridescent strip, color shift windowed security thread, and a protective hologram.

Dimensions: width: 8.5 inches height: 14 inches- more or less the same size of a bond paper.

Printed in Germany

It was sold in 1998 for 180,000 Philippine pesos per bill.

Only 1000 of these have been issued by the CBP.


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4 Responses to “100,000 Philippine Peso Bill: Largest Banknote in the World”

  1. lunaticg Says:

    Congratulations for The Philipine.
    I thought Thailand the one holding this record…
    Thank you for sharing this.
    See you around.

  2. yuen Says:

    f.y.i. philippines is the richest of all…
    especially in natural resources!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. chester co chiong Says:

    philippines peso 1000000………………..

  4. Pink MagaLine Says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of money in one bill. I wanna see a it in person! :)

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