Additional security features

The new banknotes contain a number of security features that will help the general public to distinguish between genuine banknotes and counterfeits. Three of these features are described below.

Iridescent effect

If you look at the back of the banknote at an angle, you will see a two-coloured design element printed with an iridescent effect. On the 100-krone banknote, this element is a globe and on the 200-krone banknote a seamark. The element can also be found in the lower-right corner of the banknote, printed in the denomination's main colour.

Fluorescent print

When the banknote is held under ultra-violet light, design elements appear that are otherwise invisible. Two of the features that become visible on the front of the banknote are an Atlantic puffin and the value of the note.


With the aid of a magnifying glass, you can see numerals and lettering in tiny print on some areas of the banknote.

Published 26 May 2017 15:00

Mobile app

mobile app

"Nye sedler" is Norges Bank's mobile app for checking the new banknotes. The app displays the key security features on the new banknotes to help you tell the difference between a genuine banknote and a counterfeit. 

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