The new Kenyan note has bought so much trouble especially to the small scale traders who up to date are not yet sure of the difference between the original and the fake money, thus why most individuals are asking for more education on how to detect a counterfeit note without much difficulty, most of the traders complain that they have little time for internet hence the campaign that had been launched on social media by Central Bank of Kenya seem to be insufficient.
Here are some of the tips one should use so as to detect fake money
If you touch the new banknotes,one should be able to fill the slanted bars which determines the amount that is, for a note with, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bars should be 50,100,200,500 and 1000 Kenyan shillings respectively.On running your finger in the notes you should also feel the area written Kenya and the amount indicated on the note that is, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000
three proportional images of a lion’s head can also be seen when the note is held on against the light. The watermark has a three-proportional appearance of light and dark. Just below the watermark is the worth of the banknote,This can only be seen when the note is placed on the light. Both the portrait and worth of the note figures depict some bright appearances when held against the light.
3) See through features
All Kenyan notes have got see through feature forming a perfect complete elephant when placed against light. When viewed at from one side, the image does not form any feature until held up directly against light.
4) Serial Numbers
This number are always unbalanced in style and have continues larger digits in adjacent positions. The serial number are also placed in such a way that one set appears vertically while the other appears horizontally, as you view on the serial numbers you will notice that the vertical once on the left hand side of the Kenyan note usually glow under UV light.
5) Security thread.
All original Kenyan notes have a thread passing vertically from top to bottom on the right hand side of the notes. This threads appear as a continues line and shows series of text featuring the letters CBK and denomination figures of the note.
The thread size can also help in identification of money, for 500 and 1000 Kenyan shillings notes their threads are thicker and portrays a colour change when viewed at an angle compared to those of, 50,100 and 200 Kenyan shillings note that have thin threads and have no changes occuring on their colours.
The above mentioned tips are the simplest when it comes to fake money detection.
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