Enhanced security

A banknote is the product of highly advanced graphic design. You should be able to see and feel that genuine banknotes are worth far more than the paper they are printed on.

In order to easily distinguish between genuine notes and counterfeits, Norwegian banknotes have many security features. Some of these are visible and others are not.

Security features

The new banknote series is even more secure than previous series, with the most important security features that the public can check being:

1 Floating ring

In the bottom-left corner of the note there is rectangle containing a ring. When you tilt the banknote in different directions the ring appears to float and you can see a play of colours. The denomination is also shown.

2 Running anchor chain

At the right side of the banknote you can see three segments of an anchor chain integrated into the paper. When you tilt the note back and forth, the chain appears to move or run out. The chain is featured on all the denominations except the 50-krone note.

3 Watermark

When the banknote is held up to the light, the watermark, the head of an Atlantic puffin with the denomination, is visible. The Atlantic puffin motif is featured on all the denominations.

4 Security thread

When the banknote is held up to the light, the security thread is visible as a dark line running through the paper.

Supplementary information about the security features and how to check that a banknote is genuine will be made available when the first two denominations are launched in 2017.


Published 22 November 2016 10:00