Video on How to Spot Counterfeits
As part of introducing the new $100 bill that'll come out in February, the US Treasury is producing a video podcast. The current episode is on spotting counterfeit notes.
The previous video in the series looked in particular at the new features that are unique to the new $100 bill. This video looks at the features that are common to all the bills, so it provides a good overview on using the security features to spot counterfeits of US money.
It used to be kind of tricky to spot counterfeits — you needed to look very closely at the printing, looking for whether the fine lines were smooth and even, whether the points were crisp and sharp. Now, with the new security features, it's pretty easy. Here's how to do it:
You can find the ongoing podcast series at the Treasury's new money site.