The three commemorative coins struck for the inauguration of the US-Philippines Commonwealth each features a Philippines Commonwealth Coat-of-Arms on its reverse. Surmounting the CoA on each coin is an American Bald Eagle, representing the US' continuing oversight of the islands as they progressed toward full independence.
The Philippine Islands transitioned from a Territory of the United States to a Commonwealth of the United States on November 15, 1935. It was the next step on the promised road to complete independence; full independence was planned for July 4, 1945, but was delayed one year (to July 4, 1946) due to World War II and Japan's extended occupation of the Philippines.
The eagle is positioned directly above the top of the CoA's Shield on a separate perch, standing with upswept wings and head turned to the left (viewer's perspective).
A mythical sea lion is seen on the Shield, but that's a different topic!
1936 Philippines Commonwealth - 50 Centavos
1936 Philippines Commonwealth - One Peso / Murphy-Quezon
1936 Philippines Commonwealth - One Peso / Roosevelt-Quezon
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The Australias Most Dangerous series of designs from the Royal Australian Mint show off some of the deadliest animal species found on the Australian continent and in the waters that line its coast and crisscross its landmass. Second in the series, and first from beneath the waves, depicts the Great White Shark. This limited mintage 1 oz coin features the Great White Shark in .999 fine Silver. There are only 25,000 coins produced worldwide, and each coin comes individually encapsulated.