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The Philippines is known officially as the Republic of the Philippines. Located in Southeast Asia, the country consists of over 7600 islands. The capital of The Philippines is Manila, and the country’s most populous city is Quezon City. Filipino and English are the two primary languages spoken in The Philippines, although there are also numerous recognized regional languages spoken as well. The government of The Philippines consists of a unitary presidential constitutional republic. The Philippines covers some 120,000 square miles of land, and has a population of roughly 100 million. The country declared its independence from Spain in 1898.
The official currency of The Philippines is the Philippine Peso. The peso can be subdivided into 100 smaller units of currency called centimos. The Philippines is a former U.S. colony, and is used to use English on its coins and banknotes. The currency featured the word “peso” on both coins and banknotes until 1967. Since the country’s coins and banknotes now use the Filipino language, the word “peso” has been changed to “piso.” The nation’s coins and banknotes are minted and printed at a secure central bank location in Quezon City.
The country’s central bank is known as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The central bank was originally established in 1949, but later was reestablished under the New Central Bank Act of 1993. The headquarters of the central bank are located in the country’s capital city of Manila. The central bank is in charge of issuing and controlling the nation’s currency. In addition, the central bank also has numerous other responsibilities such as acting as a lender of last resort, overseeing the banking system, managing liquidity and maintenance of foreign currency reserves.
If you are looking to buy silver in The Philippines, you will see prices quoted in the local currency. Prices may also be available in other global currencies such as U.S. Dollars, euros, Japanese Yen or Great British Pounds. Silver prices are typically quoted by the ounce, gram or kilo and sometimes in other local units of measure.
Silver is available in numerous forms for investment that include bullion bars, coins and rounds. Bars and rounds typically offer the lowest overall premiums, and may be the most cost effective way to acquire as much of the metal as possible. Bars, coins and rounds also come in numerous weights, providing more choices for those on a tight budget.
The Manila Mint was a mint formerly located in the capital city of Manila. Built from 1857-1861, the mint was known as the “Casa de Moneda” back then. The mint issued gold coinage starting 1861 and added silver coinage to its production in 1864.
Shortly after the Spanish-American War, The Philippines became a U.S. territory. The U.S. began to produce special coinage for The Philippines. Eventually, in 1904, all Spanish and other foreign coinage was demonetized.
In 1920, the U.S. reopened the Manila Mint as the only U.S. branch mint ever located outside of the continental U.S.