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PostSubject: Current status of Manila Mint?   Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:46 am

What is the current status of MM.

It is still standing?

Does anyone have a old picture of the compound?

Or Pictures of former employee taken at MM compound?

Is the building Intended solely for Manila Mint?

When was the Manila Mint building erected?
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PostSubject: Re: Current status of Manila Mint?   Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:32 pm

It is in ruins right now. I read that treasure hunters plundered the site during the time of former president Cory to look for buried treasures. Pictures of the Manila Mint is very rare but I'll try to post one later, I just need to look for my "Barilla" where an article regarding the Mint was featured. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Current status of Manila Mint?   Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:57 am

He is fast.

Its in the culture of the west to put coin in foundation.

Proof or coin specially for the mint.

Its lost.

The coin acquiered in intramuros or fort santiago maybe also around that time also found on its foundation was broadcast in television that time at least its recorded even in media.

Latter post other links about MM
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PostSubject: Re: Current status of Manila Mint?   Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:55 am

This forum is also good.

also mixed to both side of the pond.

http://www.coinpeople.com/index.php?showtopic=24725

There is an entry in the web that silver coin was shift in US to standard the coin.

And thier is a duration of certain coin to be used in circulation until the Phil-Am coin is more established.
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PostSubject: Manila Mint   Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:41 am

The fine old Mint building still stands on the Plaza de Espana in Intramuros. Unfortunately it has been derelict since an arson fire destroyed about half of the interior in the Marcos era. For quite a number of years, there has been a sign hanging on the front of the building that says "The Future Home of the National Archives," but nothing has been done to restore it to its former glory. At least not yet.

Can someone reading this post tell us when this sign was put there? Please do.

I have a hunch that the sign may have been there since the Ramos years. Apparently repairing the building has not been a high priority. It is a symbol of national importance, and it is historic from a numismatic standpoint.
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PostSubject: Re: Current status of Manila Mint?   Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:37 pm

Welcome kalookan,

Based on my research it was done during the time of Ramos as part of the celebration of our centennial. However, because of the extensive damage, the building cannot be renovated anymore. The government doesn't want to demolish it because of its historical significance but neither did they attempt to restore it. Budget or patriotism? Only the proper authorities have the answers.

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PostSubject: Re: Current status of Manila Mint?   Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:16 am

Thats good info.

If they cant renovate it due to extensive damage its okay with me just a comment.

There are other mint besides MM that are ruin,they can archive it in photograph or film.

There is also building fatigue,if it is not stucturally sound if other will take the risk in occupying that building is all up to them.

Some countries have a law that a historical site cant be access without proper authorisation in case other will go there and do something like digging for artifats its protected under the law.

Some countries even building that is ruin still becaming a tourist site.

Hope MM will became one old or new MM with many coin enthusiast around collector and dealer with there own space or booth for sourvenier item.
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PostSubject: Re: Current status of Manila Mint?   Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:28 am

Josie, Pres. Ramos left office on June 30, 1998. He did many good things for the country that may not be fully appreciated for years to come. However, he and his unworthy successors, have left the MM in limbo. It is neither being demolished nor restored at the moment. As all too often occurs, indecision prevails.

The Intendencia is a wonderfully historic and significant place. It is also unappreciated. Let's hope for the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Current status of Manila Mint?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:14 am

Hope for the best.

Handover it to PNAS,they are in the forefront.

Funding donation,permission to put a donation box in all major shopping mall,put all unused coins and currency foriegn and local,used in circulation or not.

3 trusted treasurer elected will handle the funds all signatory.

The leader will have the judgement,he will have the honour if it suceeds if he fail he will have the blame,what a yok to carry.

Just a comment.
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PostSubject: Re: Current status of Manila Mint?   Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:28 am

let's imagine if the philippine coinage is booming. we should have mint mark like B - baguio, M - manila, C - cebu, D - davao. just dreaming.
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PostSubject: Manila Mint   Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:08 pm

We can dream about regional mints and a selection of different mintmarks. We numismatists LIVE for this!

However, from a practical standpoint, I think it unlikely this will occur. The trend in manufacturing is to centralize rather than disperse production facilities. Economies of scale, availability of skilled labor, training, all of these are reasons in many circumstances to consolidate modern production.

In Russia, there were well over a dozen branch mints at one time. They were inefficient, and constantly suffered from quality and equipment problems. That vast country is now served by a single mint. In the United States, three main mints were established and have survived largely due to regional politics.

The BSP is expanding its production capabilities, and I suspect that the Security Plant Complex will be focus of these efforts for some time to come.
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