The authorities of the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH) had this day the new banknote 20 lempiras plastic which comes into circulation in the country. The President of BCH, Sandra Midence, said new ticket which enters into force today has the necessary emission requirements worldwide. The cost of the new issue is "much larger than the previous one (48 per cent) but its durability is four years," representing a "savings of almost 200 percent," he said. He added that twenty was chosen because it "is a term traffic ticket, it is a name that is not low and therefore there would be less restraint, as to keep it as souvenir. He explained that gradually according to what is received from the public will go replacing polymer banknotes (a kind of plastic) and then the other denominations. The BCH produced 60 million pieces, or about 200 million Lempiras in new twenties.
Dr. Ramón Villeda Morales, a board member of the Central Bank said that one of the main features is that it is very difficult to forge (a 99 percent chance less). He also demonstrated that features a series of safety devices, goodfellas, a transparent window that changes color against the light, contains a perfect record of a Mayan figure on both sides of the ticket, a watermark after birth and included a system "Braille" for it can be distinguished without seeing this at the suggestion of Deputy blind, Dayana Martinez.
Another feature is the placement of security threads, and high durability so it can hold water and not get wet, this quadruple its lifetime, compared to common notes and in turn reduces The possibility of transmitting infectious diseases having no pores as paper. The material they are made of banknotes is a polymer, a type of plastic specially designed to make bank notes and went to the market first in 1988 on the occasion of the bicentenary of Australia. In 1996, all banknotes in circulation in Australia were made because of that material, whose technology for use as a bank note was developed by the Australian Center for Industrial Research. Countries like Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala and Nicaragua, among others, and also have plastic banknotes in circulation.