Thursday, December 6, 2007
The World's Largest Size Banknote
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.
The note is legal tender. However, if you want to spend it, it's only worth 100,000 Piso ($2390).
You can view my entire bank note collection at Tom Chao’s Paper Money Gallery http://tomchao.com
Scans courtesy of Ram Kumar.