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Multispectral Inspection Keeps Counterfeiters Away, Forgers at Bay

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JAKE SALTZMAN, NEWS EDITOR [email protected]

There is more to a bank note than the numerical figures that appear on it. The elements that go unseen by most are just as important as the clearly visible information on the currency. The U.S. dollar is considered among the easiest notes to forge because of its monochrome design. It features a security thread that glows under UV light and color-shifting ink that changes color when the note is tilted. One-hundred-dollar notes also feature a 3D security ribbon. The Swiss franc, however, is among the most difficult to forge because it contains over 70 distinct security features. ...Read full article

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