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Counterfeit detection 100 euro banknote, Europa series - front side

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100 euro banknote, Europa series - front side Satellite Feature Window Microlettering Security thread Portrait-Watermark Emerald number
Satellite Feature
Satellite Feature

On top position of the hologram stripe, the satellite feature can be found. When tilting the banknote, two € symbols orbit around the value numeral.

Window
Window

The portrait of Europa in the window can be seen in the window when the banknote is held against the ligth.

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, the value numeral and the € symbol can be seen in normal writing and mirror writing.

Portrait-Watermark
Portrait-Watermark

In the watermark you can see a faint image, which shows a portrait of the mythological figure Europa. This is why it is called "portrait watermark", in order to distinguish it from the watermark of the first euro banknote series. In the watermark you can also see the value of the banknote (100) and a gateway. The portrait is the most striking of the watermark images and also appears in the hologram.

Emerald number
Emerald number

The emerald number is a shiny number on the front of the banknote. It displays an effect of light that moves up and down. The number also changes colour from emerald green to deep blue. In addition, it includes several €-symbols.

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