How To Spot A Fake Bank Note
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Check the paper - a real bank note will have a cloth like feel, whereas a fake one will be more papery.
Bank Of England wording on the front will be slightly raised if its genuine.
A metallic thread appears on every bank note and should be woven through the paper and not just printed over it. Hold it up to the light - it should be a continuous dark line. There should also be a water mark of the Queen's portrait when up to the light.
Genuine notes will have detailed and sharp printed lines and colours.
There should also be a hologram on £5 and £10 notes, of a image of a brightly coloured picture of Britannia and the figure value of the note, when tilted.
However, the new £20 notes are different.
Ultra violet lights and magnifying glasses may be used to suss out a bank note.
If you do find a fake, take it to the police and they will give you a receipt and send it to Bank of England.
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