The 1936-M 50 Centavos Philippines Murphy-Quezon MS62 NGC is truly a gem among numismatists, a testament to the Philippines’ rich history and its intertwined relationship with the United States.
This coin, minted in Manila and graded MS62 by NGC, features a striking profile of Manuel L. Quezon, the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines (as opposed to a colonial administration). On the reverse, you’ll find the Great Seal of the United States, a nod to the country’s status as a U.S. Commonwealth during that period.
Owning this coin is not just about possessing a piece of metal; it’s about holding a tangible relic of a pivotal era in the Philippines’ historical narrative. Its value extends far beyond its monetary worth, providing a sense of connection to the past that is both profound and captivating.