the PNAS produced two calendars that illustrated, in the form of a historical
numismatic survey and catalogue, Philippine coinage from the earliest Pre-Historic
period to just before World War II.
calenders are reproduced with the kind permission of the PNAS. The folios"represents
the first of a series on Philippine coins, some of which have never before
been published, and whose numismatic rarity and condition -- for some,
even their very existence -- is legend. Put together from various Philippine
collections and friends of the hobby who have so graciously allowed the
society to photograph and exhibit these numismatic rarities, these coins
may never again be gathered together in one publication."
purposes of this catalogue, a form of numismatic shorthand will be used,
whenever convenient, to identify coins shown in the accompanying photographs.
To illustrate: "8R Mexico 1732F" should read: a coin of 8-real denomination;
minted in Mexico; in the year 1732; F being the initial of the official
mint assayer for the Spanish Crown. Photographs are enlarged for detail
and are not necessarily to scale."