Philippine peso sign

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Philippine peso sign
In UnicodeU+20B1 PESO SIGN
CurrencyPhilippine peso
Different from
Different from (Russian ruble sign)

The Philippine peso sign (₱) is the currency symbol used for the Philippine peso, the official currency of the Philippines. The symbol resembles a Latin letter P with two horizontal strokes. It differs from the currency symbol used for the peso in Latin America, which is "$".


The Philippine peso sign was introduced by Executive Order No. 66 of the United States colonial government on 3 August 1903.[1] The sign, in capitalized Roman letter P with two parallel lines "passing through and extending slightly beyond loop at right angle to shaft or stem", was decreed to be used "by all officials as the designation of the new Philippine peso to differentiate it from the $ sign for US dollars and Spanish pesetas..." This sign was chosen by Charles Edward Magoon, acting chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, and was approved by Governor William H. Taft.[2]


The peso is usually denoted by the symbol "₱". This symbol was added to the Unicode standard in version 3.2 and is assigned U+20B1 PESO SIGN (). The symbol can be accessed through some word processors by typing in 20b1 and then pressing the Alt+X buttons simultaneously, or by pressing and holding Alt, then pressing 8369 on the keypad.[3] Other ways of writing the Philippine Peso sign are "PHP", "PhP", "P", or "P" (strike-through or double-strike-through uppercase P), which is still the most common method, although font support for the Unicode Peso sign has been around for some time.[4]

The international three-letter currency code for the Philippine peso is PHP.[5]

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  1. ^ "Executive orders and proclamations issued by the governor-general. [1903]". UM Library Digital Collections. University of Michigan. 1903. p. 89. Archived from the original on 17 August 2020. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  2. ^ Araneta, Gema Cruz (19 February 2018). "Designs on money". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  3. ^ How do I insert a Philippine peso sign in Word?
  4. ^ Snoworld: How-To Type the Philippine Peso Currency Sign
  5. ^ "List one: Currency, fund and precious metal codes". ISO 4217 Maintenance Agency. 29 August 2018. Archived from the original (XLS) on 11 May 2020. Retrieved 17 August 2020.

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