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Honduran Lempira

Honduran lempira Currency:

Honduran lempira is the official currency of Honduras and it is subdivided into 100 centavos. It is denoted by symbol as ‘L’. In 1931, lempira was introduced to replace the peso at a par. Coins were introduced in 1931 in the denominations of 5, 20 & 50 centavos, and 1 lempira. 1 and 2 and 3 and 10 centavos were introduced in 1935 and 1939 and 1932, respectively. The production of the silver 1-lempira coins ceased in 1937 and in 1967, 20 & 50 centavos coins were replaced by cupro-nickel coins. 1 centavos coins were discontinued in 1974 and 2-centavos coins were discontinued in 1998. Currently the coins in circulation are 5, 10, 20, 50 centavos.

First Bank notes were issued by The Bank of Honduras and the Banco Atlantida in 1932 in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 lempiras. The Central Bank of Honduras took over issuance of bank notes in 1950. 50 and 100 lempiras notes were introduced in 1950 and 500-lempiras note in 1995. A new 20-lempira note was introduced in January, 2010. Currently the bank notes in circulation are L1, L2, L5, L10, L20, L50, L100 and L500.

Honduran Lempira

Honduran Lempira (Honduras):

Code:  HNL

Symbol: L

Subunit:

1/100=centavo

Banknotes:

L1, L2, L5, L10, L20, L50, L100, L500

Coins  :

 5, 10, 20, 50 centavos

Central bank:

 Central Bank of Honduras

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