Philippines 50-SENTIMO (KM242.1) Philippine Eagle
The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the monkey-eating eagle is called banog by local people. With females measuring over 100 cm in length with 2 m wingspans and weighing about 7 kg, this is the largest eagle in the world, and is counted among the tallest, rarest, largest, and most powerful birds on earth. Endemic to the Philippines, this critically endangered bird has less than 250 breeding pairs remaining (as of 2018). And yes, they do eat monkeys, but not exclusively.
The Philippine Eagle was named the national bird of the Philippines in 1995.
This copper-nickel coin was issued from 1983 to 1990, then was replaced with a smaller brass version.
- Diameter: 25 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM242.1