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20 Euro Banknote

20 euro note











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Description:
Size: 133 x 72mm
Colour: Blue
Architectural style: Gothic


The banknote paper consists of pure cotton, which feels crisp and firm (not limp or waxy).

20 euro note front 20 euro note reverse


Security features:


+ Special printing makes the ink feel raised or thicker in the main image, the lettering and the value numerals on the front of the banknotes. To feel the raised print, run your finger over it or scratch it gently with your fingernail.




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+ Hold the banknote against the light and see:

Specimen 1


Specimen 1 20 eur


1.Marks printed in the top corner of the 20 Euro note (pos. 1, specimen 1), on both sides, combine perfectly to form the value numeral. You can see the complete number when holding the banknote against the light.


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Genuine         Genuine        Counterfeit


2. Water mark(pos. 2, specimen 1)


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  Genuine         Genuine        Counterfeit


The watermark is produced by varying the thickness of the paper. It appears when you hold the banknote against the light. If you put the banknote on a dark surface the light areas become darker. This effect is very easy to see in the value watermark.


3. Security thread (pos. 3, specimen 1)


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Genuine        Counterfeit


The security thread is embedded in the 20 Euro note paper. Hold the 20 Euro note against the light - the thread will appear as a dark stripe. The word "EURO" and the value can be seen in tiny letters on the stripe.

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4. Perforations (pos. 4, specimen 1)


perforations 20 euro note


Hold the banknote against the light. In the hologram you will see perforations which form the ˆ symbol. You can also see small numbers showing the value.




+ Tilt the banknote:


Specimen 2


tilt_20 euro note


1.Hologram stripe (pos.1, specimen 2):


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Genuine        Counterfeit


Tilt the 20 Euro note – the hologram image will change between the value and the ˆ symbol on a rainbow-coloured background. At the edges, tiny letters show the value.


2. Glossy stripe(pos.2, specimen 2):


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Genuine        Counterfeit


Tilt the banknote – a gold-coloured stripe will appear on the back. It shows the value and the euro symbol.


+ Check with a magnifying glass:


Specimen 3


20 euro note specimen 3


Microprinting (pos. 1, specimen 3)


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Genuine        Counterfeit


On some areas of the 20 Euro note you can see tiny writing, e.g. inside the "EYP?" (EURO in Greek characters) on the front. You will need a magnifying glass to see it. The microprinting is sharp (not blurred).


+ Check with an ultraviolet lamp:


Genuine
uv light front 20 euro
Genuine
uv light front 20 euro

Counterfeit
uv light front counterfeit 20 euro


Under UV light

+ the paper itself does not glow.
+ fibres embedded in the paper appear, coloured red, blue and green.
+ the flag of the European Union looks green and has orange stars.
+ the signature of the ECB President turns green.
+ the large stars and small circles on the front glow. The map, bridge and value numeral on the back appear in yellow.


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Sources:
www.wikipedia.org
http://www.ecb.int


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