Bangko Sentral ng Pilipians won the award for the Best New Banknote for the 1,000 piso, issued in 2022 as a trial of polymer versus its paper counterpart.

The BSP lifted the core design elements from the Enhanced New Generation series’ paper 1,000 piso, which is the higest denomination in teh series, but replaced the image of the three heroes with that of the Philippine eagle. The choice of the iconic bird, whcih soars above storms, was intended to Filipino spirit in the country in difficult times.

Other design elements include the native flower Sampaguita on one side, and the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, South Sea Pearl and T’nalak weave design on the other.

Security features include multiple transparent windows, luminescent imagery, tactile dots a large window incorporating a foil stripe. Several of these are integrated into the GUARDIAN™ substrate itself.

The notes were printed by Note Printing Australia.