1907-1912 Philippines Silver Peso Manila Bay

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General MacArthur Creates Instant Collectible on His Way Out!

The situation was desperate. The Japanese army was bearing down on the Philippine Islands, and there was nothing General MacArthur could do to stop them. In a desperate attempt to thwart the Japanese war effort, MacArthur rounded up every Silver Peso he could lay his hands on - and dumped them into Manila Bay! In this one bold stroke, he kept millions of dollars in silver from falling into Japanese hands. Today, these Silver Pesos recovered from the sea are highly collectible. Each dates between 1907 and 1912 (dates vary) and was struck at the San Francisco Mint. They feature a standing female and an American Eagle and shield. Each is struck in 20 grams of 80% silver. Don’t miss this chance to add an important and historic World War II coin to your collection!

Year of Issue 1912
Country Philippines
Composition Silver
Condition Shipwreck
Currency Type Peso
Coin Weight 20 Grams - g
Dimensions 35mm