UAE set to launch more Braille currency notes

Central bank says it will put into circulation AED500 and AED5 notes specially produced for blind and sight impaired
UAE set to launch more Braille currency notes
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By Staff writer
Tue 07 Jul 2015 04:44 PM

The UAE Central Bank has announced that it will put into circulation two more currency notes specially produced for the blind and sight-impaired.

It said it would launch currency notes of AED500 and AED5 denominations to follow up the introduction of AED100 and AED50 notes in March.

The banknotes will include new tactile features engraved in bleed-off intaglio printing on the edge of the banknotes’ short sides, news agency WAM reported.

The tactile feature for AED500 denomination consists of a pair of three horizontal lines, separated by a recognisable distance, around the middle of the right and left short sides of the note.

The AED5 denomination will consist of a horizontal line in the middle of the right and left short sides of the note.

The overall design and other specifications of the two notes are the same as in the currency notes currently in circulation, WAM added.

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