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1 April 1998 Polymeric self-authenticating banknotes
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Proceedings Volume 3314, Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques II; (1998)
Event: Photonics West '98 Electronic Imaging, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
This paper discusses a new concept in overt security called the self-authenticating banknote. The self-authenticating banknote concept is built around the transparent window feature of the polymer banknote. This feature allows the incorporation of transmission based optical devices on a banknote so that the user, by folding the note over on itself and looking through an optical device which is a part of the note itself, can visually inspect and verify certain security features on the banknote. This paper presents a number of examples of optical devices which are presently being developed for this purpose.
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Paul Zientek "Polymeric self-authenticating banknotes", Proc. SPIE 3314, Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques II, (1 April 1998);

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