Honduras updates design with help for blind people

The Central Bank of Honduras has updated (google translate) the design of its lempiras banknotes with braille and raised bars in order to help the blind identify the different notes. The new notes also have an issue date of 1 March 2012 on them.

Surprisingly the 20 lempiras note which had previously been issued on polymer has been reissued as a paper note. I would think that one polymer note is pretty distinguishable from the rest of the (paper) denominations if you can't see but apparently the Central Bank thought otherwise. The new notes are printed by the French company Oberthur Fiduciaire.

A leaflet with all the new notes can be found here. The new notes as shown in the leaflet (hence the black lines which of course don't show on the real notes):

Steven Friday 15 November 2013 at 09:53 am | | news
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