Security features – banknotes valid until 30 June 2017
The watermark is visible from both sides when you hold it to the light. The watermark depicts the denomination of the banknote and its portrait. The denomination appears significantly lighter than the rest of the paper.
The security thread is visible as a dark line when you hold the banknote up to the light. The thread, which is embedded in the banknote paper, includes two types of legible text – a minitext and a microtext. The mini text states the denomination of the banknote in figures, while the micro lettering says "kronor". The texts can be read with the aid of a magnifying glass.
The banknote paper is made from cotton fibres, which gives the note a special texture. The banknote paper is not fluorescent, which is to say it does not reflect ultraviolet light. Other paper may show a blue sheen.
The foil strip features a hologram and shows the denomination and the three crowns symbol.
Shimmering gold colour shows the denomination and three crowns. The colour is known as mother-of-pearl and gives a slight but clear change in hue when you tilt the banknote. The gold colour is visible on the reverse of the note.
Intaglio print makes the paper feel like a banknote and gives it a noticeable raised surface – run your thumb over it or scrape lightly with a fingernail. Among other places, intaglio printing has been used for the portrait and denomination on the obverse of the banknote.
Mini- and microtexts are inlaid in all banknotes. The texts can be read with the aid of a magnifying glass.
The banknote number is printed in black ink that fluoresces (lights up) yellowish-green under ultraviolet light. Various texts or patterns in fluorescent ink can also be found on both sides of the banknotes. In addition, there are fibres on the notes that can only be seen under ultraviolet light.
The see-through picture is a pattern on the obverse of the banknote that, together with a pattern on the reverse, forms the denomination when you hold the banknote to the light.
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