Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

Code for the Blind - 200 Peso Bill

The 200 peso bill is the first Philippine banknote to implement a feature that is meant to aid visually impaired people in handling paper bills. Blind people can usually tell the difference between the older banknotes just by feeling the prints which are usually embossed. However, as the banknotes wear out, they become more and more difficult to distinguish.



The code for the blind on the 200 peso banknote is strategically located on the upper left corner of the banknote. It is purposedly raised so that the blind can still feel it even after some wear. This feature also helps to discourage counterfeiting since it is quite costly to emboss prints.

Hopefully very soon, all banknotes would incorporate a feature that would aid blind people to distinguish between them.

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