1861 - 1885

A set of Isabel II gold coins in 4-peso, 2-peso and 1-peso denomination,
all dated 1868, above a 4-peso Alfonso XII gold coin dated 1882.
Also featured is the reverse of the 4-peso coin bearing the legend
"FILIPINAS" which design is shared in common by all the coins.
Spanish colonial. In an effort to resolve the monetary crisis plaguing the country, a mint called Casa de Moneda de Manila was established by royal decree and was inaugurated on March 19, 1861. Gold coins of 0.875 fineness were eventually issued dated 1861 through 1868 in denominations of 4 pesos, 2 pesos and 1 peso, and dated 1880, 1881, 1882 and 1885 in 4-peso denomination, all bearing the name "FILIPINAS" on the reverse. 

Curiously, no 2-peso coins seem to have been minted in 1867; only a handful of 4-peso coins were minted that year; none but 4-peso coins were minted bearing dates later than 1868 and few, if any, were produced in 1883 and 1884.