What do Euros smell of? Part 2.
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Any currency respecting itself are equipped with watermarks. Euro have them and. If to look at the note on a gleam, it is possible to see distinctly the fragment represented on the face and numerical designation of face value. Feature of a watermark of euro is that on it there are sites more dark, and lighter, than the main tone of a banknote. To forge such sign very difficult.
In all notes of euro the so-called combined image is applied. In the left top corner of the face of a banknote fragments of the number designating its face value are represented. Other fragments are drawn banknotes on the back. It is possible to see all number only on a gleam. And on the combined image you will not see gaps, disagreements of edges of details and so on. And on a fake - as much as necessary.
On a gleam it is visible the black vertical line dividing the banknote face in half it it is not visible at a look in the reflected light as it is in more thickly papers. On a protective thread light signs specified the face value of currency and the word EURO in direct and mirror writing.
When the sidelong glance is better direct
One more protective strip can find banknotes on the back. This time it not black, but translucent with nacreous outflow, and on it is an inscription - the numerical designation of face value alternating with the image of a symbol of ˆ. But it is possible to make out it only on small banknotes and only at an acute angle.
All notes of euro are supplied with holograms. Small notes have on the right on the face quite wide holographic strip. Turning the note under different corners, you will alternately see a symbol of ˆ and designation of face value - respectively figure 5, 10 or 20.
On large notes, from ˆ50 and above, in the right bottom corner the hologram of square shape is located. On it at change of a point of view the image of face value is replaced by the holographic image of the architectural element located on the note face. The hologram is covered with a transparent protective film.
Besides, in banknotes of ˆ50 and use the paint changing color depending on a point of view above. Figures on the coupon field seem violet, - olive, brown. As I found out in exchange office, it is the very first sign on which it is possible to distinguish the original note.
I recognize her and in the dark, to the touch
For production of euro use special paper from cotton. To the touch it strongly differs from usual paper. It is thinner than the papers applied to production of other money. Various special additives give it specific rigidity. If to crumple the note of euro and to release, then it will right there be straightened with characteristic “ monetary “ crunch. In the reflected ultraviolet rays this paper does not luminesce that distinguishes it from usual paper. Front part of banknotes smooth, and back - rough.
In order that it is easier to distinguish euro banknotes from fakes, in new money the intaglio relief printing is used. For example, in the top part of a banknote the line with ERU abbreviation (The European central bank) in five languages which is easily perceived to the touch is located. The image of windows and gate is convex.
The hidden signs of euro by
Krom of these visible or tangible signs in euro used a number of tags, not distinguishable without the special equipment. Ultra-violet, magnetic and infrared tags concern to them. Check of these qualities of banknotes can be made only in the presence of special detectors, as do in any bank. The best protection protection on the infrared radiation because it is most difficult and unprofitable to be done is considered.
Well, and we can check a banknote by means of very simple detector approved by the Deutsche federal Bank.
It is a pencil “ Euro - the Tester “. If the tag put with a pencil has yellow color, then the note real (the tag disappears within 24 hours). Well, and if color of a tag black, and it does not disappear, remains on the note - that before you a forgery.