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Counterfeit detection 10 euro banknote, first series - front side

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Vorderseite einer 10-Euro-Banknote Hologram Stripe Auxiliary tool: infrared light (IR) Microlettering Security thread Auxiliary tool: infrared light (IR) Raised printing Watermark See Through Sicherheitsfaden
Hologram Stripe
Hologram Stripe

Depending on the viewing angle, the € symbol ; and the value numeral 10 interchange. When you tilt the banknote, prismatic colours move upward and downward through the hologram stripe

Auxiliary tool: infrared light (IR)
Auxiliary tool: infrared light (IR)

Using a infrared display unit, in the right third of the banknote parts of the motif can be seen, whereas the rest of the motif is merely visible

Microlettering
Microlettering

At several places of the banknote motif, there is microlettering, which looks pin sharp even under a magnifying glass.

Security thread
Security thread

The security thread can be seen as a dark line in the middle third of the banknote. In the security thread 10 EURO in small letters and "10" in microletters, alternating in normal writing and mirror writing.

Auxiliary tool: infrared light (IR)
Auxiliary tool: infrared light (IR)

Using a infrared display unit, in the right third of the banknote parts of the motif can be seen, whereas the rest of the motif is merely visible

Raised printing
Raised printing

The copyright line has a feelable raised printing. All Euro banknotes, irrespective of date of production, bear the year 2002.

Watermark
Watermark

when you hold the banknote against the light, the value numeral 10 in the watermark is brighter than the surrounding paper. There is no dark outline around the numeral. When you lay down the banknote on a dark surface, the value numeral 10 appears to be darker than the surrounding paper. This effect can be seen from the reverse side laterally reversed.

See Through
See Through

When you hold the banknote against the light, the incomplete lines of the front and reverse side add to the value numeral 10. This effect can be seen from the reverse side laterally reversed.

Sicherheitsfaden
Sicherheitsfaden

Der in das Papier eingearbeitete Sicherheitsfaden ist im Gegenlicht von beiden Seiten als dunkler Streifen erkennbar. Abwechselnd erscheinen in kleiner Schrift das €-Symbol und die Wertzahl der Banknote.

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