The owner of the faceless P100 bills, which came out of a bank’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM), should be happy, not sorry.
A collector of old coins and paper bills said each of the misprinted P100 peso bills can be sold three or five times more than its face value.
“Ang present value could be 500, ako mismo bibilhin ko if makakausap ko siya,” said Jun Tapang, a member of the Philippine Numismatic Society, an organization of the Filipino coin and currency collectors.
“Pero pag dumami pa ang lalabas na ganyan, bababa na ang value sa mga collectors.”
A certain Earla Anne Yehey recently posted on her Facebook wall several pieces of P100 bills which have a blank face of a former president.
“She should be thankful. Kung ako makakakuha ng ganun , uubusin ko ang laman ng ATM,” said Tapang, adding the incident was not a first time nor it was extra-ordinary.
Tapang said he owns several bills with similar errors that came out during the time of presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aquino. “I’m still looking for misprinted issues with (Rodrigo) Duterte signature.”
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