20 Chinese Renminbi/Yuan note 2005 edition
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Size: 145 x 70mm
Main color: Brown
Issue date: 31 August 2005
Year of printing: 2005
The 20 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 Lotus flower are currently featured on the obverse of the note. On the reverse of the banknote is an image of a fisherman on his bamboo raft floating down the Li River through the Karst mountains of Guilin. There is no difference in the basic color and design between the banknotes of the 1999 and 2005 editions of the fifth series of The 20 Chinese Yuan/Renminbi note. The following security features are added in the 2005 edition of 20 Yuan note:
- Dated 2005
- The currency number at the bottom of the reverse is added with “YUAN” indicating the pinyin in Chinese language
- Added a EURion constellation to avoid computer-aided counterfeit
- Removal of fiber threads
- Removal of the second serial number
- More raised ink printing (on the right side of obverse)
- Move of registration
Security features can help you to tell if a 20 Chinese Yuan edition 2005 banknote is fake or real.
1. Serial number
The two-colored serial number has four red and six black characters.
2. Lotus watermark
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 bill.
3. Security thread
On the obverse of the note you can see holographic magnetic windowed security thread. The value can be seen in tiny letters on the stripe.
4. Latent image
When the banknote is viewed from a certain angle, the number "20" appears at the top right of the note.
5. Raised print touch lines
Lines printed in the right of the 20 Renminbi/ yuan note, made by intaglio printing feel raised.
6. See-through register
When held up to the light, front and back elements combines perfectly.
7. White denomination watermark
Located next to Optically Variable Ink denomination number, white denomination watermark appears when you hold the banknote against the light.
The letters, 'RMB", and the numeral, "20" can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass in the digits of the upper left denomination of the note.
9. 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.
10. Security Feature for Visually Impaired
Symbols for visually handicapped are applied by intaglio printing on the obverse side lower right corner of the 20 Chinese Yuan/ Renminbi note.
11. Intaglio printing
Special printing makes the ink feel raised in some areas of the note.
12. Name of currency "Yuan" in Pinyin phonetic system
13. Year of issue
Year of issue appears on the reverse of the banknote.