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5 Chinese Yuan/ Renminbi note 2020 edition

5 Chinese Yuan note 2020 edition

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Size: 135 x 63mm
Main color: Purple
Date of issue: 5 November 2020

5 Chinese Yuan obverse 5 Chinese Yuan reverse

The 5 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 Narcissus flower are currently featured on the obverse of the note. On the reverse of the banknote is an image of Mount Tai. There is no difference in the basic color and design between the banknotes of the 2005 and 2020 editions of the fifth series of The 5 Chinese Renminbi/Yuan note. The following security features are added in the 2020 edition:

  1. Dated 2020
  2. The main "5" is printed with color-changing ink
  3. Added new embossed areas such as Mao's shoulder and forehead
  4. Removal of the latent image at the front of the note
  5. New see-through register
  6. Removal of the raised print touch lines

Security Features:

Security features can help you to tell if a 5 Chinese Yuan edition 2020 banknote is fake or real.

5 chinese yuan specimen obverse 5 chinese yuan specimen reverse

1. The large “5” color-shifting ink

The large “5” in the center of the note is printed in gold. The color of the number changes between gold and green when the note is tilted.

2. Narcissus watermark

Hold the note to light and look for the watermark, similar to the Narcissus flower. The watermark is part of the paper itself and can be seen from both sides of the bill.

3. See-through registers

When held up to the light, front and back elements combines perfectly.

4. Intaglio printing

Special printing makes the ink feel raised in some areas of the note.

5. 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.

6. Security Feature for Visually Impaired

Symbols for visually handicapped are applied by intaglio printing on the obverse side lower right corner of the 5 Chinese yuan renminbi note.

7. Serial number

The two-colored serial number at the lower left corner has four red and six black characters.