Honduras new notes with Braille and raised bars confirmed

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Honduras_BCH_2_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_Y_1596001_f
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Honduras_BCH_5_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_BG_1646501_f
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Honduras_BCH_10_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_BP_1646131_f
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Honduras_BCH_20_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_BV_1081111_f
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Honduras_BCH_50_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_AQ_1596021_f
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Honduras_BCH_100_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_CB_2626010_f
Honduras_BCH_100_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_CB_2626010_r

Honduras_BCH_500_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_X_0631913_f
Honduras_BCH_500_lempiras_2012.03.01_PNL_X_0631913_r

According to a press release dated 13 November 2013, the Banco Central de Honduras has unveiled revisions to its entire family of banknotes which now include embossed Braille dots and high-relief vertical bars at top and bottom center, both intended to help the sight impaired identify the different denominations by feel. The new notes are all dated 1 DE MARZO DE 2012. Existing notes will continue to circulate in parallel.

Curiously, the 20-lempira note which had previously been issued on polymer (P95) in 2010 has reverted to paper substrate.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the second link below.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Antonio Sansur (filateliadehonduras).