A currency sign is a graphic symbol used as a shorthand for a currency's name, especially in reference to amounts of money. They typically employ the first letter or character of the currency, sometimes with minor changes such as ligatures or overlaid vertical or horizontal bars...
: ₱; code
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: PHP) is the currency of the Philippines
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. It is subdivided into 100 centavos (Filipino: sentimo, Visayan
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: sentabo). Before 1967, the language used on the banknotes and coins was English and so "peso" was the name used. The language was then changed to Filipino
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, so that the name of the currency as written on the banknotes and coins is now Piso.
The peso is usually denoted by the symbol "₱".