THE SECURITY FEATURES OF THE FORINT BANKNOTE


Watermark

Security thread

See-through register

Tactility

Holographic foil

Optically variable ink

Intaglio printing

Hidden image

Micro lettering

Iridescent printing

Intaglio printing

Intaglio printing

The security features of the new 5000 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 Count István Széchenyi and, positioned vertically, the value numeral „5000” in a lighter colour than that of the banknote appear; embedded in the paper, the security thread gets visible on the right of the portrait; 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 Count István Széchenyi on the left, the vertical number „5000” 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 „5000” 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 „MNB” appears in the hidden picture, and check the iridescent printing on the backside.)

Optically variable ink

Visible on the front of the banknote. The pillar of the Chain Bridge motif changes from purple to green when tilted.

Holographic foil

On the front of the banknote, on the right of the watermark you can see an articulated holographic foil strip. On its surface, vertically there is a large number „5000” and the coat of arms of Hungary appear. On the demetallized part of the foil the vertical number „5000” fluoresce green.

Iridescent printing

On the back of the banknote, there is a golden stripe to the left of the watermark area, in which the number „5000” and pillar of the Chain Bridge appear repeatedly 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 Count István Széchenyi, denomination both in figures and letters, the coat of arms of Hungary, the inscription „MAGYAR NEMZETI BANK” the outer lines of the motif above the watermark, historical scene on the back.

Tactility

On the top left corner of the banknote, there are denomination specific high tactility motifs that help 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 pillar of the Chain Bridge and the number 5000 appear in an oval rosette frame. The middle of the pillar, the central element of the oval rosette and the two numbers fluoresce green. The top and bottom of the pillar and the inner and outer elements of the oval rosette are of orange. In the middle of the holographic stripe the vertical number „5000” fluoresce green. Under UV-A light you can see a large vertical number 5000 to the left of the portrait fluoresce green, surrounded by green and orange cogwheel motifs.

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 pillar of the Chain Bridge and the number 5000 appear in an oval rosette frame. The middle of the pillar, the central element of the oval rosette and the two numbers fluoresce red. The top and bottom of the pillar and the inner and outer elements of the oval rosette are of brown. Under UV-C light you can see a large vertical number 5000 to the left of the portrait fluoresce green, surrounded by orange and brown cogwheel motifs.

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 („5000 FORINT”) and the inscription „MNB” spread over the surface.