how do you check if a fifty pound note is real?

Update:

a guy is coming to buy my car its just incase

a guy is coming to buy my car its just incase

Update 2:

something to do with rubbing it on paper?

something to do with rubbing it on paper?

8 Answers

  • Fourcandles
    1 month ago

    The ink should rub off onto a plain piece of white paper. Also when you hold a note to the light not only should you see the silver strip, you should see darker areas coming off them at right angles that look (supposedly) like piano keys.

    The silver strip should be clearly visible and if you tear the note slightly across the strip, you should not be able to tear the through the strip.

    The wording of the Bank of England should be raised if you run your fingers across it, as should the shape roughly centre bottom. Can’t remember what shape it is for £50’s but it’s there to help the blind and visually impaired. It’s a different shape for each note.

    You should also have a hologram of £50 on the note.

    Be aware you may have to put the note into the bank as many shops will not accept them, just in case.

    You can buy pens that tell you if it’s fake, but I have never used one.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Tell him you will only accept twenty pound notes maximum.This is the same problem that you have with the 500 euro note ( also called THE BIN LADEN )only a bank can really identify a very good forgery,and sometimes they get caught as well.

  • MissK
    1 month ago

    in one of my old jobs we had to make sure you could feel the italic “fifty pounds” writing is raised and that the colour leaves a mark when you rub it on paper

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Go to bankofengland.co.uk it provides an excellent description of each. Safest thing to do is to get him to go to a bank, check it and pay the cash into your account if you are still unsure.

    hope that helps a little

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    put it in the light and see if theres a line down the middle

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Get it changed into smaller notes..

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    the best way is to not accept them

    but if you hold them to the light you should see the metal line through it

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    thew way you check other notes.

    Looking at the hologram of the queen i think?

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