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How to identify Fake 5000 and 1000 notes in Pakistan

Everyone must know how to check the fake currency notes in Pakistan. Recently, the State Bank of Pakistan gave a statement about the existence of fake currency notes in the market. According to them, some anti-state elements are involved in this illegal practice to harm the national economy. Pakistani currency notes have the world’s best security features including geometrical features, electrotype watermarks, rainbow printing, anti-scan areas, cylinder mold, and several other hidden features. So, In this article, I will tell you about How to identify Fake 5000 and 1000 notes in Pakistan.

Can you tell whether the currency note you have just been handed is genuine or fake? Read on to learn how to do so

1. Check Watermark

Watermark image of Quaid-e-Azam is found on the front left side of the notes when viewed under light behind it. Denomination of note can also be found written in the watermark. However, This type of watermark is not printed but created by changing the thickness of the paper. So, In fake notes, the watermark is created with opaque ink or stamping a die etc which can be easily checked.

2. Security thread

In genuine currency notes, the security thread is partially embedded in the banknote paper at the front left side of the note. So, This thread can never be pulled out. The thread appears a continuous dark line at Rs10, Rs.50, and Rs.100 old design notes; the word ‘State Bank of Pakistan’ may be checked in the thread of Rs.500 and Rs.1000. However, The words ‘State Bank of Pakistan’ along with ‘denomination numeral’ may be checked at the new design banknotes of Rs.10 and Rs.20 whereas this appears as silver dashes at Rs 5000 banknotes.

Fake notes either print a dark strip or put a complete strip inside two sheets of paper.

3. Optical Variable Ink (OVI)

There is a flag with crescent moon and a star at the front right side of 500, 1,000 and 5,000 currency notes.

This is printed with Optical Variable Ink (OVI) and changes color from green to magenta and magenta to green when the note is viewed from different angles. So, If the flag doesn’t change color when the note is viewed from different angles, the note is fake.

4. See Through | to identify Fake 5000 and 1000 notes in Pakistan

It consists of 2 different images, one on the front and the other on the back. Price figure of the note in Urdu script appears partly at the written on the left top and partly at the reverse right top giving a perfect look when viewed through light.
On Fake Notes this feature quite often seen by printing in a dark and light shade to produce the impact when the note is viewed placed on a surface. However, lifting the note for light to stream through will show no change unlike in the genuine note.

5. Check the Paper | to identify Fake 5000 and 1000 notes in Pakistan

The paper of Pakistani currency notes is 100% cotton based. However, The paper will never split in two at the edges like tissue paper does. So, If you notice that a currency note is splitting at the edges then reject it. 

6. Printing Color | to identify Fake 5000 and 1000 notes in Pakistan

Specialized ink is used for printing, which will never smear/ smudge or wipe even if wet. So, The ink of counterfeit notes generally smudges when wet.

There you have it! This is all about How to identify Fake 5000 and 1000 notes in Pakistan. If you have found this article helpful, then leave a comment below and share it with your friends.

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