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The Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), or the Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), is a country in Southeast Asia with Manila as its capital. more...

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It lies 1,210 kilometres (750 mi) from mainland Asia and comprises 7,107 islands called the Philippine Archipelago, approximately 700 of which are inhabited.

The Philippines is, along with East Timor, one of the two predominantly Catholic countries in Asia and the most westernized, a unique blend of East and West. Spain and the United States held The Philippine Islands were a Spanish colony for more than 350 years and an American colony for almost 50 years. While still mostly agricultural, the Philippines is an important destination for outsourcing and an exporter of electronics and labor. Remittances from overseas Filipinos form a significant portion of the Gross National Product.

The country's name originated with Ruy López de Villalobos naming the islands of Samar and Leyte, Las Islas Filipinas after King Philip II of Spain during his failed expedition in 1543. The archipelago was known under various names such as Spanish East Indies, New Castille (Nueva Castilla) and the St. Lazarus Islands (Islas de San Lázaro). Ultimately, the name Filipinas came to refer to the entire archipelago.

History

Archeological and paleontological evidence suggests that Homo sapiens existed in Palawan about 50,000 years ago. These inhabitants are called the Tabon Man. During the Iron Age, Austronesian-speakers came from South China and Taiwan via land bridges and settled in the Philippines. Ethnic Chinese merchants arrived in the 8th century.

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1936 S penny nice toning p0041936 S penny nice toning p004 $2.69 Philippines Lot of 20 Different Coins - 5 Silver Us Colonial Rule CoinsPhilippines Lot of 20 Different Coins - 5 Silver Us Colonial Rule Coins $21.60 Was: $24.00
Philippines 1 Sentimo 1976 Unc Lapu Lapu Head 3/4 RightPhilippines 1 Sentimo 1976 Unc Lapu Lapu Head 3/4 Right $2.25 Uncirculated - Republic Of The Philippines 1997 Unc - Small 10 Sentimos CoinUncirculated - Republic Of The Philippines 1997 Unc - Small 10 Sentimos Coin $1.48
1917-S One Centav0 Philippines Pcgs Ms66Rb * Very Very Rare* Highest Grade!1917-S One Centav0 Philippines Pcgs Ms66Rb * Very Very Rare* Highest Grade! $795.00 Philippines 5 Sentimos 1978 Unc Melchora Aquino(ScallopPhilippines 5 Sentimos 1978 Unc Melchora Aquino(Scallop $2.50
Philippine Type Set coin Collection 1868+, Spanish, Us, Republic, Whitman (2614JPhilippine Type Set coin Collection 1868+, Spanish, Us, Republic, Whitman (2614J $72.00 Philippines Japanese Invasion 5 Peso note L@KPhilippines Japanese Invasion 5 Peso note L@K $5.99
Philippines Rep 1 Sentimo 1982Bsp Unc Lapu Lapu Redsigned Bank Seal,Head RightPhilippines Rep 1 Sentimo 1982Bsp Unc Lapu Lapu Redsigned Bank Seal,Head Right $2.45 Philippines 5 Centavos 1964 Au Male Seated Beside HammePhilippines 5 Centavos 1964 Au Male Seated Beside Hamme $2.25
Philippines Lot of 11 All Different. All coins ship for $ 2.50 max *001Sep24Philippines Lot of 11 All Different. All coins ship for $ 2.50 max *001Sep24 $2.12 Was: $2.50 United States Philippines: Mixed Lot of 18 Coins from 1934-1944United States Philippines: Mixed Lot of 18 Coins from 1934-1944 $24.95
67 All different coins from The Philippines. Great starter set.67 All different coins from The Philippines. Great starter set. $26.80 Foreign coin lot: Philippines #1, 10 coins, 1944-1998, circ to unc, cardedForeign coin lot: Philippines #1, 10 coins, 1944-1998, circ to unc, carded $6.80 Was: $8.00
1919 S penny doubled L in Liberty p0051919 S penny doubled L in Liberty p005 $2.49 1998 Philippines Joseph E. Estrada Commemorative Medal. Bu1998 Philippines Joseph E. Estrada Commemorative Medal. Bu $36.90
1945 P wheat penny with rev strike thru p0201945 P wheat penny with rev strike thru p020 $2.69 Brilliant Uncirculated Philippines 1993 50 Sentimos CoinBrilliant Uncirculated Philippines 1993 50 Sentimos Coin $7.50 Was: $10.00
Philippines 5 Sentimos 1991 Unc Waling-Waling Orchid AnPhilippines 5 Sentimos 1991 Unc Waling-Waling Orchid An $2.55 Philippines 10 sentimos 1983 Fao Error Pygmea fish sentimo Rare UncPhilippines 10 sentimos 1983 Fao Error Pygmea fish sentimo Rare Unc $8.99
2015 P Nc Blue Ridge pkwy error quarter with 2 cuds on the rev Bu q0602015 P Nc Blue Ridge pkwy error quarter with 2 cuds on the rev Bu q060 $3.69 1964 D nickel with a Rmm D/D error n0131964 D nickel with a Rmm D/D error n013 $2.69
Philippines 12 Silver Coins - Actual Silver Weight - 1.2056 ozPhilippines 12 Silver Coins - Actual Silver Weight - 1.2056 oz $14.99 Nice Two Coin Set Philippines 1994 50 Sentimos & 2010 1 Piso PiecesNice Two Coin Set Philippines 1994 50 Sentimos & 2010 1 Piso Pieces $7.16 Was: $9.55
Philippines 2 Piso 1991 Unc Andres Bonifacio & CoconutPhilippines 2 Piso 1991 Unc Andres Bonifacio & Coconut $4.50 Macau 1974 20P & Phil. 1967 1P (#492) Both Bu Some Stains. Carefully Check out tMacau 1974 20P & Phil. 1967 1P (#492) Both Bu Some Stains. Carefully Check out t $38.00
Vintage 1944 D Philippines 10 Centavos Silver Coin Us Administration #2Vintage 1944 D Philippines 10 Centavos Silver Coin Us Administration #2 $5.95 Philippines 43 Silver Coins - Actual Silver Weight - 2.9412 ozPhilippines 43 Silver Coins - Actual Silver Weight - 2.9412 oz $37.99
Philippines 9 Coin LotPhilippines 9 Coin Lot $19.99 Philippines 1907 S Peso 50 20 10 Centavos Mix Type World Silver Coin CollectionPhilippines 1907 S Peso 50 20 10 Centavos Mix Type World Silver Coin Collection $14.57
Philippines 1 Sentimo 1979-Bsp Unc Lapulapu(Square CoinPhilippines 1 Sentimo 1979-Bsp Unc Lapulapu(Square Coin $2.50 Coins & Stamps Of The Philippines pearl of the orient seas collection 18pcs lotCoins & Stamps Of The Philippines pearl of the orient seas collection 18pcs lot $9.99
1989 P dime with a partial collar rim error d0011989 P dime with a partial collar rim error d001 $2.49 Philippines 25 Sentimos 1991 Unc Juan Luna & ButterflyPhilippines 25 Sentimos 1991 Unc Juan Luna & Butterfly $2.00
1937 S wheat penny very nice coin Au p0171937 S wheat penny very nice coin Au p017 $2.69 Very Excellent (Almost Uncirculated) Philippines 1992 1 Piso CoinVery Excellent (Almost Uncirculated) Philippines 1992 1 Piso Coin $5.95 Was: $8.50
Philippines Rep 5 Sentimos 1995 Unc Hole In Center With Date,Bangko Central Ng PPhilippines Rep 5 Sentimos 1995 Unc Hole In Center With Date,Bangko Central Ng P $2.25 1947-S 50 Centavos Philippines Pcgs Ms66 *Top Pop* - Highest Grade1947-S 50 Centavos Philippines Pcgs Ms66 *Top Pop* - Highest Grade $750.00
1924 P wheat penny wp0031924 P wheat penny wp003 $2.69 1929 S wheat penny very nice coin p0141929 S wheat penny very nice coin p014 $2.69
Philippines 5 Sentimos 1975 Unc Melchora Aquino(Scalloped)Redesign ed Bank Seal WPhilippines 5 Sentimos 1975 Unc Melchora Aquino(Scalloped)Redesign ed Bank Seal W $2.65 Nice Two Coin Set ~ Philippines 1993 & 1994 50 Sentimos PiecesNice Two Coin Set ~ Philippines 1993 & 1994 50 Sentimos Pieces $6.30 Was: $7.00
1998 Philippines 1998 Heroes Commemorative Coin Collection Set1998 Philippines 1998 Heroes Commemorative Coin Collection Set $39.90
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