Coin and Currency Club – Honduras

Coin and Currency Club country of the month is Honduras. The Republic of Honduras is a country in Central America bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, before the Spanish Colonization in the sixteenth century. The Spanish introduced Catholicism and the now predominant Spanish language, along with numerous customs that have blended with the indigenous culture. Honduras became independent in 1821 and has since been a republic, although it has consistently endured much social strife and political instability, and remains one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In 1960, the northern part of what was the Mosquito Coast was transferred from Nicaragua to Honduras by the International Court of Justice.

Marco Aurelio Soto was the president of Honduras from 1876 to 1883

On the back of the two lempiras banknote is the town of Amapala on the Isla del Tigrey

Flag of the Republic of Honduras