As you all know the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) launched and issued new banknotes to honour uTata Nelson Mandela and his 100th birthday. Let’s admit that we all love money and some people will go to the extreme and even print out fake money and get away with it. You don’t have to fall victim to it! Here on Hn9 will help you spot a fake Randela in a pinch!
The Reserve Bank has applied all sorts of security features to help you weed out fake money:
When dealing with coins such as the new R5 coin, check for two main components:
- The first is that the ‘1918’ on the face of the coin should change to ‘2018’ when viewing it at an angle.
- The second security feature is to check whether you can see ‘SARB’ and ‘R5’ inscribed on the outer edge of the coin.
If your R5 coin doesn’t have one of these markings, then hate to say it but it’s a fake!
Now with notes, things get a little tricky.
1. You need to be able to feel the raised lines on the front-bottom left and right-hand side of the note.
2. Check for two matching numbers on the back of the note.
3. The ink contained within the big number of the front of the note changes colour when viewed at from different angles.
4. You should also be able to see a watermark of Mandela when looking at the front of the note and holding it towards a light source.
5. You should be able to feel raised printing on Mandela’s face on the front of the note.
6. The shiny security thread down the centre of the note should change colour when viewing it from a different angle.
7. You should be able to see a ‘complete animal’ on the bottom-left of the note when holding it towards a light source.
There you have it HN9ners, now you too are on the know and can spot a fake Randela from the real thing
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