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New banknotes: how to recognize a fake banknote from a real one?

The Central Reserve Bank (BCR) put into circulation a few months ago the new S / 10 and S / 100 bills with the image of Chabuca Granda and Pedro Paulet, respectively, within the framework of the celebrations for the Bicentennial of Peru. With the issuance of these two new copies, the launch of the new family of banknotes that pays tribute to outstanding figures began. of our 20th century sciences, culture and humanities, and incorporates modern designs and sophisticated security mechanisms.

However, despite the modern security systems they contain, these banknotes are not exempt from counterfeits. Therefore, in this note we tell you all the information that you must take into account to identify new banknotes from counterfeits and many more details about utility.

What are the new banknotes of Peru 2021?

The BCR puts into circulation a new family of banknotes with renewed designs, modern security elements that will pay tribute to prominent figures from our sciences, arts and humanities, in addition to highlighting the varied national fauna and flora. The new banknotes currently available for citizenship in Peru are those of the following nomination:

  • New S / 10 ticket: Chabuca Granda, the vicuña and the flower of Amancaes are appreciated
  • New S / 100 note: Pedro Paulet, the spatula-tailed hummingbird and the Phragmipedium kovachii orchid are appreciated

How to tell if a new bill is fake?

Here we detail some recommendations that you can take into account to learn to recognize if a new bill is counterfeit.

  • Check the watermark and verify that a triangle with dark dots, where you can see the value in number of the ticket
  • He finds that the security thread change color
  • At the bottom right of the front you will find the color changing ink, also check that it contains moving images.

BCR: Security mechanisms to be identified in new banknotes

The new 10 and 100 soles bills They were put into circulation in the framework of the celebrations for the Bicentennial of Peru. Next, learn about the security mechanisms in the new banknotes:

High security embossing thread

On the S / 10 bill: you can see if put up to the light and changes color, from violet to bronze, showing geometric figures in motion

On the S / 100 bill: at a glance shows circular rings, also, if you turn it slightly, you can see an effect of movement and color change, from fuchsia to green,

Watermark

On the S / 10 bill: it can be seen when placed against the light. The watermark consists of two clearly differentiated areas: the face of Chabuca Granda, a triangle with dark dots and the number 10.

On the S / 100 bill: the face of Pedro Paulet and the denomination in numbers of the banknote within a triangle with dark dots.

Stamp on the right side of the obverse

On the S / 10 bill: if it is turned slightly, the geometric design features motion effects and it changes color, from violet to bronze.

On the S / 100 note: if slightly rotated, the geometric design presents movement effects and changes color, from fuchsia to green.

How to know if the new 10 bill is fake?

The S / 10 banknote is printed on cotton, the color green predominates and has the same dimensions as traditional banknotes. Verify that it has the following characteristics:

Obverse:

  • The image of María Isabel Granda y Larco appears, known worldwide as ‘Chabuca’ Granda. On the left side. in the print-free zone. the watermark that reveals the composer’s face against the light is located next to a triangle of dark dots that contains the number 10.
  • The security thread is bright and changes color, from violet to bronze. In addition, when you turn it, it presents moving figures.
  • In the lower right corner, we find a geometric ink design that changes color. Turning it changes from violet to bronze.
  • On the right side of the banknote, below the value in numbers, is the hidden number that can be seen against the light. The number that should come out is 10.
  • The obverse features tactile relief prints. They are located in the legend, the character, the denomination in numbers and letters and the register for the blind located on the left side edge.

Reverso:

  • It is designed in a vertical format. It shows images of the vicuña and the flower of Amancaes.
  • It has the Coat of Arms and the denomination in numbers and letters.
  • The new banknotes have incorporated security elements recognizable by equipment that identify and process cash.

How to recognize the new 100 bills?

The S / 100 banknote is printed on cotton, the color blue predominates and has the dimensions of traditional banknotes.

Obverse:

  • There is a portrait of the pioneer of astronautics and the space age, Pedro Paulet, and in the free area of ​​impressions is the watermark that shows the engineer’s face against the light and the denomination in numbers of the banknote within a triangle with dots dark.
  • The security thread is bright and changes color from fuchsia to green. In addition, when you rotate it you will be able to see moving figures.
  • The geometric design of the color-changing ink changes from fuchsia to green and features movement effects.
  • On the right side of the banknote, below the value in numbers, is the hidden number that can be seen against the light. The number that should come out is 100.
  • The obverse has raised prints, perceptible to the touch. They are located in the legend, the character, the denomination in numbers and letters and the register for the blind located on the left side edge.

Reverso:

  • It is designed in a vertical format. It shows images of the spoon-tailed hummingbird and the Phragmipedium kovachii orchid.
  • It has the Coat of Arms and the denomination in numbers and letters.
  • The new banknotes have incorporated security elements recognizable by equipment that identify and process cash.

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