nr 006 - Life cycle analyses of security features in banknotes

DNB Betalingsverkeer
Date 23 February 2005

In 2004 the Dutch press reported frequently about the euro counterfeit situation in the Netherlands. One of the criticised tools to check a banknote is the ‘UV-lamp’. It was written that the UV check had become useless. The UV lamp was qualified as old fashioned. Commercial purveyors advised their customers not to use UV lamp s any longer. Infrared tools were recommended as being more reliable and future oriented.