THE SECURITY FEATURES OF THE FORINT BANKNOTE

Watermark

Optically variable ink

See-through register

Tactility

Holographic foil

Security thread

Intaglio printing

Hidden image

Iridescent printing

Micro lettering

Intaglio printing

Intaglio printing

The security features of the new 500 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 Prince Ferenc Rákóczi II and, positioned horizontally, the value numeral „500” 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 Prince Ferenc Rákóczi II on the left, the horizontal number „500” 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 „500” 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 picture and check the iridescent printing on the backside.)

Optically variable ink (OVI)

Visible on the front side of the banknote. When tilted the central motif changes from purple to green.

Holographic foil

On the front left side of the banknote you can see an articulated holographic foil strip. On its surface, the mirror image of the portrait of Prince Ferenc Rákóczi II and the horizontal number „500” below the portrait.

Iridescent printing


On the back of the banknote, there is a golden stripe on the right side of the banknote, in which the number „500” and the inscription “MNB” appears 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 Prince Ferenc Rákóczi II, denomination both in figures and letters, the coat of arms of Hungary, the inscription “MAGYAR NEMZETI BANK”, one horizontal line on the bottom of the holographic foil, historical scene on the back.

Tactility

On the bottom left corner of the banknote, there is one horizontal line with high tactility that helps the blind and visually impaired people to identify the value of the banknote.

Under UV-A light

If you look at the watermark area under UV-A light on the front, the image of a mounted Kuruc soldier in an oval frame and the number 500 appears. The soldier and the outer part of the frame fluoresce green. The number and the inner part of the frame fluoresce orange. To the left of the portrait the background of the horizontal number 500 appears in green, surrounded by orange and green ornamental motif.

The non-metallic parts of the holographic foil fluoresce yellow where the number “500” appears repeatedly.

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

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)

Under UV-C light

If you look at the watermark area under UV-C light on the front, the image of a mounted Kuruc soldier in an oval frame and the number 500 appears. The soldier and the outer part of the frame fluoresce red. The number and the inner part of the frame fluoresce brown. To the left of the portrait the background of the vertical number 500 appears in green, surrounded by brown and red ornamental motif.

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)

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 („500 FORINT”) and the inscription „MNB” spread over the surface.