THE SECURITY FEATURES OF THE FORINT BANKNOTE

Watermark

Security thread

See-through register

Tactility

Holographic foil

Optically variable ink

Intaglio printing

Hidden image

Iridescent printing

Micro lettering

Intaglio printing

Intaglio printing

The security features of the new 20 000 forint banknote

You can choose the checking method and the security features from the list on the left to see the description and the relevant security features.

In the light

When the banknote is held up to the light, the mirror image of a multi-toned watermark of the printed portrait of Ferenc Deák and, positioned vertically, the vertical value numeral „20 000” in a lighter colour than that of the banknote appear; embedded in the paper, the security thread gets visible; irregular shapes of an image printed on the front and back of the banknote combine to form a complete H (see-through register).

Watermark

When the banknote is held up to the light, you can see the mirror image of a multi-toned watermark of the portrait of Ferenc Deák on the left, the vertical number „20 000” appears in a lighter tone than that of the banknote. (visible from both sides)

Security thread

Embedded in the paper, it can be checked when the banknote is held up to the light. Under a magnifying glass, the inscription „MNB” and the number „20 000” appear repeatedly. (visible from both sides)

See-through register

Irregular shapes of an image printed on the front and back of the banknote combine to form a complete H when held up to the light. (visible from both sides)

Moving

Move the mouse to the gray area at the left corner of the banknote. If you move the mouse up and down or right and left, the banknote rotates and tilts to the right direction. (You can see the changing of the visual elements of the holographic foil and check the colour-changing effect of the optically variable ink.)

Move the mouse at the half-round area to rotate the banknote horizontally. (You can see that the inscription of „H” appears in the hidden image, and check the iridescent printing on the backside.)

Optically variable ink

Visible on the front of the new „20 000” forint banknote. When tilted the central motif of the front side of the bank-note changes from gold to green.

Holographic foil

On the front of the banknote you can see an articulated holographic foil strip to the right of the watermark area. On its surface, the repeating elements are the coat of arms of Hungary and the inscription „MNB”; vertically there is a large size number „20 000”.

Iridescent printing


On the back of the banknote, there is a golden stripe to the left of the watermark area, in which the number „20 000” and the inscription „MNB” appear when the banknote is tilted.

Hidden image

If the banknote is held near eye level and rotated in plane, the inscription „H” appears in ornamental motif.

Intaglio printing

Intaglio print is used for the main printed motifs of the banknotes - portrait of Ferenc Deák, denomination both in figures and letters, the coat of arms of Hungary, the inscription „MAGYAR NEMZETI BANK”; historical scenes and the value numeral „20 000” on the back.

Tactility

There is a raised print of rough surface on the major printed elements of the banknote, which can be checked by running your fingers across the following areas: the portrait, the value in letters and numbers, the coat of arms, the inscription “MAGYAR NEMZETI BANK”, certain lines of the ornamental element above the watermark area and the image on the back. By running your finger on the right and left sides of the banknote you can feel raised embossed lines.

Under UV-A light

The fibres embedded in the banknote paper fluoresce under UV-light in blue and green, and randomly spread red dots are also visible. (visible from both sides)

If you look at the watermark area under UV-A light on the front, the image of a man and a woman walking in period historic clothing and the number 20 000 appear. The clothing of the walking couple and the upper number fluoresce green. The lower number and certain elements of the walking couple are of orange.

To the left of the portrait the vertical number 20 000 appears in green, surrounded by an orange ornamental motif.

Certain elements of the hologram fluoresce in green under UV-A light.

The horizontal serial number on the left and the vertical serial number on the right fluoresce green.

Under UV-C light

If you look at the watermark area under UV-C light on the front, the image of a man and a woman walking in period historic clothing and the number 20 000 appear. The clothing of the walking couple and the upper number fluoresce red under UV-C light. The lower number and certain elements of the walking couple are of brown colour.

Magnifying

Move the mouse above the banknote to zoom.

Micro lettering

Under a magnifying glass the back of the banknote features the number corresponding to the denomination of the banknote (“20 000 FORINT”) and the inscription “MAGYAR NEMZETI BANK” spread over the surface.