Here's a relatively new tactic in countering fake coins. The Philippine Star reports that some of the nation's coins will
soon include an electromagnetic signature (EMS) as an anti-counterfeiting feature. -Editor
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said yesterday said the proposed new generation coins would feature the electromagnetic signature
(EMS) to guard against tampering and counterfeiting activities.
BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said the central bank’s Numismatic Committee has already completed a study on the various security
features, design, and dimensions of the new generation coins.
“We will be finalizing all our recommendations for the approval by the Monetary Board. As provided by the BSP charter we will also be
going to Malacañang for the presidential approval of the proposed design, security features, dimensions of the new generation coins,” he
To strengthen the security features of the new coins, Guinigundo explained the proposed coins would feature the EMS technology as high
value coins are used in vending machines or payment for different services.
“We are also concerned about the so-called integrity of our coins. We must guard against possible tampering and issuance of counterfeit
coins so we are introducing the so-called EMS that will allow the vending machines to reject counterfeits,” he said.
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