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Counterfeiting Prevention

Bank Note Security Features

Below are the security features used on circulating bank notes in Canada.

CANADIAN JOURNEY SERIES
$5 $10 $20 $50 $100
Holographic Stripe
Watermark Portrait
Windowed Colour-Shifting Thread
See-Through Number
Iridescent Maple Leaves      
Hidden Number      
Raised Ink (Intaglio)
Fine-Line Patterns
Microprinting
Fluorescence
Serial Number
Colours
On the original Canadian Journey series only.


BIRDS OF CANADA SERIES
$2 $5 $10 $20 $50 $100
Optical Security Device (Colour Change Patch)      
Planchettes (Green Dots)
Raised Ink (Intaglio)
Fine-Line Patterns
Microprinting
Serial Number
Colours