Philippines 1 sentimo, 1983-1993
100 Individual Coins.
AU Due to Sitting in Burlap Bag Since Minted
The Imperial volute aka Cymbiola Imperialis is a member of the Volutidae family of predatory sea snails that range in size from 9 mm to over 500 mm.
The volutes have beautifully marked spiral shells (voluta is Latin for scroll) that are popular with collectors.
The 'Imperial volute' can grow up to 250 mm and is found in the shallow tropical waters of the Philippines.
The shell is prized among
Krause number KM# 238
Denomination 1 sentimo
Period Republic of the Philippines (1967 - 1994)
Coin type Circulation coins
Edge type Smooth
Alignment Medal (0°)
Weight (gr) 0.7
Diameter (mm) 15.5
Thickness (mm) 1.75
Obverse LAPULAPU / REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
Lapu-Lapu, the first Filipino to resist Spanish domination in the Battle of Mactan, in which Ferdinand Magella, leader of the Spanish expedition was killed on April 27, 1521.
Reverse 1 SENTIMO / VOLUTA IMPERIALIS
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