old english banknotes

Old English Banknotes

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  • How do banknote detector pens work?

    How do banknote detector pens work?

    Fake banknote detector pens work by testing the paper used in banknotes. The ink in the pen contains iodine or a similar substance that reacts with the starch in the wood-based paper commonly used in counterfeit banknotes. The iodine causes a chemical reaction with the starch, resulting in a dark blue or black colour. When […]

  • How to check polymer banknotes

    How to check polymer banknotes

    In addition to the portrait and design, each Bank of England note has a range of security features to prevent counterfeiting. Some of the security features include: A transparent window: Each note has a clear window containing a hologram of the denomination, which can be seen from both sides of the note. Raised print: There […]

  • Banknote Counterfeiting

    Banknote Counterfeiting

    The history of banknotes can be traced back to ancient China, where merchants would use paper receipts to represent the value of goods stored in a warehouse. Over time, these paper receipts became a currency and eventually evolved into the banknotes we use today. As banknotes became more widespread, the need for security measures to […]

  • Banknote Security Features

    Banknote Security Features

    Banknotes worldwide have several security measures to prevent counterfeiting and ensure their authenticity. Here are some of the common security measures used. Watermarks A watermark is an image or pattern incorporated into the banknote paper during the manufacturing process, and it can be seen when held up to the light. Security threads A security thread […]