Size: 155 x 77mm
Main color: Red
Date of issue: 12 November 2015
The 100 Chinese Yuan/Renminbi note is a denomination of Chinese currency. A Chinese communist revolutionary, politician and socio-political theorist Mao Zedong commonly referred to as Chairman Mao (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976) and a Prunus mume flower are currently featured on the obverse of the note. On the reverse of the banknote is an image of the Great Hall of the People. There is no difference in the basic color and design between the banknotes of the 1999 and 2005 and 2015 editions of the fifth series of The 100 Chinese Yuan Renminbi note. The following security features are added or removed in the 2015 edition:
- Dated 2015
- The main "100" becomes gold, rather than red and blue
- Added an optical-variable security thread
- Added new embossed areas such as Mao's shoulder and forehead
- Removal of the latent image at the front of the note
- Removal of the small OVI numeral
- New see-through register
- Removal of the raised print touch lines
- Serial number is repeated on the right of the bill
Security features can help you to tell if a 100 Chinese Yuan edition 2015 banknote is fake or real.
1. The large “100” color-shifting ink
The large “100” in the center of the note is printed in gold, and the numbers turn green when the note is tilted.
Hold the note to light and look for the watermark, similar to the large portrait. The watermark is part of the paper itself and can be seen from both sides of the banknote.
The letters, 'RMB", and the numeral, "100" can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass in the digits of the upper left denomination of the note.
When held up to the light, front and back elements combines perfectly.
5. Security line
Tilt the note to see the security line in the right of the note shift from pink to green.
6. White denomination watermark
Located next to See-through register denomination number, white denomination watermark appears when you hold the banknote against the light.
7. Intaglio printing
Special printing makes the ink feel raised in some areas of the note.
8. Portrait of Chairman Mao
Some parts of portrait of Chairman Mao are made by intaglio printing and feels raised when running your finger over it or scratch it gently with your fingernail.
9. Security Feature for Visually Impaired
Symbols for visually handicapped are applied by intaglio printing on the obverse side lower right corner of the 100 Chinese Yuan note.
10. Serial number
The two-colored serial number at the lower left corner has four red and six black characters. The same blue-colored number is repeated on the right of the bill.
11. Security thread
The security thread is embedded in the banknote paper. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread appears as a dark line.
12. Year of issue
Year of issue appears on the reverse of the banknote.