Banks that issue banknotes have throughout the ages tried to protect themselves against counterfeits by using special banknote paper, watermarks, patterns and various printing methods. The progress made in reproduction technology in recent years has given increased opportunities to counterfeiters, and older versions of banknotes are no longer considered to be really secure. Modern methods for security printing are used in the manufacture of Swedish banknotes. Counterfeit banknotes
Counterfeit banknotes may not be used as a means of payment. To do so is a serious crime and if a person deliberately does so he or she can receive a prison sentence. Even the possession of counterfeit notes is an offence. If a person detects a counterfeit note they should refuse to accept it. A person who has already accepted such a note, should try to remember how he or she might have obtained it and report it to the police. How to quickly examine a banknote
When you check a banknote, you should examine a combination of several security details. One quick method is to check the watermark and the security thread. On the 100-krong and 500-krona banknotes and on the new versions of 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes there is also a foil strip and a see through picture.
Check the following:
More information about the security features you will find in "Security features" in the menu to the left