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2 Lempiras, 1976

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Front: Marco Aurelio Soto (1846-1908), President of Honduras 1876-1883

Aurelio was a liberal reformer. During his presidency, he centralized the monetary system, encouraged agricultural ventures in the countryside, built roads and set up a telegraph system.

Back: Port of Amapala on El Tigra Island

 

Port of Amapala

Port of Amapala

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5 Lempiras, 1990

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Front: Francisco Morazán Quesada (1792-1842), President of Central America 1830-1840

Back: High relief depicting the Battle of Trinidad on one side of the base of Francisco Morazán statue in Parque Central, Yuscarán

 

Battle of Trinidad

Battle of Trinidad

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20 Lempiras, 2000
Commemorates 50th Anniversary of
the Central Bank and the new Millennium

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Front: Dionisio de Herrera (1783-1850), first chief of state of Honduras 1824-1827

Herrera served as president for only three years. He was deposed by conservatives who considered him too liberal.

Back: Work, effort and unity sculpture

 

20 Lempiras, 2008 (issued 2010) Polymer

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Front: Dionisio de Herrera (1783-1850), first chief of state of Honduras 1824-1827

Back: Presidential mansion 1922-1992

 

Presidential Mansion

Presidential Mansion

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1 Lempira, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Cacique Lempira, a 16th century ruler of the indigenous Lenca people

Lempira is renowned in Honduran folklore for leading the local native resistance against the Spanish conquistador forces.

Back: Ruins of Copan

Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD.

Courtesy filateliadehonduras

 

Ruins of Copan

Ruins of Copan

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2 Lempiras, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Marco Aurelio Soto (1846-1908), President of Honduras 1876-1883

Back: Port of Amapala on El Tigra Island

Courtesy filateliadehonduras

 

Port of Amapala

Port of Amapala

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5 Lempiras, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Francisco Morazán Quesada (1792-1842), President of Central America 1830-1840

Back: High relief depicting the Battle of Trinidad on one side of the base of Francisco Morazán statue in Parque Central, Yuscarán

Courtesy filateliadehonduras

 

Battle of Trinidad

Battle of Trinidad

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10 Lempiras, 2012 (2013)

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Front: José Trinidad Cabañas (1805-1871), President of Honduras 1852-1855

Back: City University, Tegucigalpa

Courtesy filateliadehonduras

 

City University

City University

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20 Lempiras, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Dionisio de Herrera (1783-1850), first chief of state of Honduras 1824-1827

Back: Presidential mansion 1922-1992

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Presidential Mansion

Presidential Mansion

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50 Lempiras, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Juan Manuel Galvez (1887-1972), President of Honduras 1949-1954

Back: Central Bank of Honduras

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Central Bank of Honduras

Central Bank of Honduras

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100 Lempiras, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Jose Cecicilio del Valle (1780-1834), one of Central America's founding fathers; Bridge over the Choluteca River

Back: Jose Cecicilio del Valle's house

Courtesy filateliadehonduras

 

Jose Cecicilio del Valle's House

Valle's House

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500 Lempiras, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Ramon Rosa (1848-1893), a prominent Honduran journalist, liberal politician and writer; National Gallery of Art

Back: View of Mina del Rosario de San Juancito 1893

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San Juancito

San Juancito

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Honduras, situated in Central America between Guatemala and Nicaragua, declared independence from Spain in 1921. Was part of Central American Republic 1923-1929. Became an independent republic in 1929. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Honduras.

 

 

 

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