Detecting counterfeit money for polymer notes

Usual methods of detecting counterfeit money for polymer notes.

The new polymer notes were introduced to combat the and prevent against counterfeits, the Bank of England issued the UK’s first polymer banknote on the 13th September.

Read below for more information on detecting counterfeit money:-

  • Can I use Detector Pens to check polymer banknotes?

    Unfortunately, detector pens that are used for older notes cannot be used to detect counterfeit. Detector pens work by a chemical reaction between the ink and the paper, however with newer polymer notes using a plastic material the ink simply rubs off.

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