What does a fake Scottish note look like?

How can you tell if Scottish notes are real?

Instead check for as many as possible of the following:

  1. Serial Numbers. Genuine notes have unique serial numbers therefore if you have two notes displaying the same serial number at least one of them is a counterfeit.
  2. Paper. …
  3. Watermark. …
  4. Security Thread. …
  5. Printing. …
  6. Move/Tilt. …
  7. Detector Pen. …
  8. UV Light.

How can you tell if notes are not fake?

Look at the metallic image over the main window. Check the foil is gold and blue on the front of the note and silver on the back. Look for a second, smaller window in the bottom corner of the note. A silver foil patch contains a 3D image of the coronation crown.

Do Scottish notes have the same serial number?

The fake twenties are copies of Scottish notes, which all have the same serial number. … It adds genuine notes also have a metallic thread embedded in the paper and when the note is held up to the light it appears as a bold continuous line.

What should I look for in a Scottish note?

The Banknote should feel stiff and crisp, not limp, waxy or shiny. Always compare both sides of a suspect note to one that you know to be genuine. Any difference will become apparent more easily. Checking under ultra- violet (UV) light will show areas on the note that are different colours that glow.

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Are Scottish notes plastic?

The previous series of Royal Bank of Scotland notes, originally issued in 1987, is in the process of being replaced by polymer notes: the Committee of Scottish Bankers encouraged the public to spend or exchange non-polymer five and ten pound notes before 1 March 2018, which have now been withdrawn from circulation.

What happens if you get caught with fake money UK?

How serious is counterfeiting money? It is a criminal offence to knowingly use, or be in possession of fake notes. The maximum sentence under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 is 10 years’ imprisonment.

What to do if you get a fake note?

If you suspect that you have a counterfeit banknote, please take it to your nearest police station. The police should fill out an NCO-1 form and provide you with a receipt and incident number. The suspect notes will be sent to the National Crime Agency and if counterfeit to the Bank of England for further examination.

How do you tell what year a banknote is?

Serial Numbering

The first two numbers of the prefix, which indicate the year the banknote was produced, are the same for all banknotes printed in the same year. All banknotes on a sheet will have the same suffix, which decreases by one from one sheet to the next.