|This 1944-S U.S.-Philippines Centavo has been graded MS65RB by PCGS and is encapsulated in one of the newer-style edge-view holders. The coin was minted at the San Francisco Mint for use in the Philippines which were a commonwealth of the United States at the time. Because they were minted for use in a U.S. commonwealth, minted at the U.S. Mint in the United States and the coins say “United States of America” on them, many collectors are now starting to collect the U.S. Philippines coinage along with their U.S. coin collections. Even the Red Book of U.S. Coins has expanded their listing of USPI issues, see pages 415-419 of the 2015 edition. Although the 1944-S Centavo is a relatively common issue, even at the MS65RB grade, this coin has amazing toning on both sides that is not common. The colorful toning is slightly brighter than shown in the photos with the obverse mostly pink and orange in color. The reverse is more colorful with lots of pink, purple and blue colors across the surfaces. The original mint luster of the coin is also very strong and not really captured in the photos. A very beautifully toned gem U.S.-Philippines Centavo.