Pre-Hispanic Gold on Stamp Issued by PHLPOST

The Philippines is one of the top 10 producers of ” GOLD” in the world. The country had an abundant supply although not as big as South Africa , Australia or United States  .  Gold is very important item for centuries and the usage in the country even pre-dates thousands of years.

Treasure troves of gold items were discovered in many places from death masked in Cebu , gold items in Pila, Laguna to Golden Tara of Butuan and the famed Surigao treasures .

Some of these gold items were exhibited abroad and some local museums like Ayala and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas boast of such treasure items. Asia Society also featured some of the items on display .

Since we could not buy or acquire these items , the best way to have these are stamps issued by Philippine Postal Corporation . Sending them to stamp collectors from all over the world.

The stamps is a good way to promote these national treasure , The stamp was supposed to be issued last December 21, 2016 but somehow it was only this January 3 that PHLPOST had updated their site. The stamp issuance is called “Ancestral Gold ” with the items featured are all from the Ayala Museum collection .

Technical Description 

Kind of Issue : Special

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 100mm x 90mm (4 designs)

Denomination & Quantity : P18 – – – 101,000

Printing Process : Special Embellishment with Gold Foil Stamping and 3D Embossing

Souvenir Sheet : P200 – – – 5,000

Date of Issue : December 21, 2016

Paper : Imported Unwatermarked

Last Day of Sale :December 20, 2017

Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.

Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm

Designer: Rodine C. Teodoro

Sheet Composition : 16on (se-tenant Block of 4)

Perforation : 14

Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)

Designs : Photos of the Pre-colonial Treasures of the Philippines from the collection of Ayala Museum.

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