However skillfully you forge a currency note
the genuinity cannot be achieved.The differences will be due to the paper,
ink ,human element and above all unavailability of the security measures
taken by the currency press by the government.
The genuine notes are made of a special type
of paper which is manufactured in security paper mill, Hoshangabad (M.P). In
printing, multicolored impressions are used with the intaglio printing
The forgers use various methods for making the counterfeit currency,
Process made forgery
Hand engraved blocks
Hand drawn forgery
Forged notes usually exhibit certain characteristic differences which
facilitate easy identification. There are number of distinguishable features
when compared with genuine notes. Following differentiating features are
1. Size : While cutting in
bundles the size of the forged notes are not same, while the size of genuine
currency is fixed.
of printed design : The technique used for printing the genuine
notes is highly sophisticated . It gives each and every line in printing
with clear and sharp images. It is not possible with the counterfeit
3.Watermark: In counterfeit notes the watermark is made by using
opaque ink, painting with white solution, stamping a die , engraved with the
picture of Mahatma Gandhi and also by applying oil ,grease or wax to give
the transparent image of Mahatma Gandhi.
4.Security Thread: In genuine notes the security thread is
incorporated into the paper at the time of its manufacture of the paper. The
security thread in counterfeit notes is imitated by drawing a line by pencil
or printing a line with gray ink or by using an aluminum thread while
pasting two thin sheets of paper. In genuine notes over security thread one
can read the word RBI and BHARAT( in Hindi).
5.Numbering : In counterfeit currency it is difficult to reproduce
the same shape of individual numbers again and again with accuracy. The
alignment of figures is also difficult to maintain by forgers. Spreading of
ink, smaller or bigger number, inadequate gaps, different alignments in
numbers can be regarded with suspicion.
6.Quality of printing: In counterfeit notes the printed lines will
be broken and there may also be smudging of ink.