Howard Berlin writes:
In the last E-Sylum you wrote about Hong Kong issuing notes with Braille, following the practice of China, and the Treasury asking for comments for paper money changes for the blind. Attached is a recent article I wrote about "Blind Notes" which appeared in the paper money supplement in the June 7 issue of Coin World.
Thanks for forwarding the article. It's copyrighted and I can't reprint it here, but it's well researched, written and presented. Banknotes of
Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Poland and Uruguay and discussed and several are illustrated. Especially interesting were the close-up photos of the different types of raised intaglio symbols used by the different countries. Apparently there is no international standard as yet.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
U.S. TREASURY SEEKS COMMENT ON PAPER MONEY CHANGES FOR THE BLIND
HONG KONG TO ISSUE NEW BANKNOTES WITH BRAILLE
Wayne Homren, Editor
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