Honestly 100 pesos is worth so little these days not many people are going to try to counterfeit it.
I was counting the 100 peso bills I have left from my last XOOM transfer about a month ago, and one of the bills got my attention. I compared it with the others, and it appeared to be a very good counterfeit.
Here is a list of things to look for in the new 100 peso bills:
1. Hold up the bill to the light and you'll notice that the watermark of Eva Peron in the white space on the left side is smaller than on authentic bills; her initials below the watermark are in another position.
2. The artwork on the reverse side is fuzzy
3. The first of two signatures on the reverse side is poorly copied
4. The leaf artwork on the front (to the left of Eva Peron's head) is darker and larger.
5. There is artwork near the green seal on the front.
You don't need a magnifying glass to see these differences. I took the bill to a Rapipago to consult people who check bills all the time; she used the scratch test with a pen. The paper passed the test.
This is my first experience with a counterfeit bill. I'll be checking all bills I receive at the counter of More Money from now on.
If it passed the test just spend it. Some of the new notes were so badly printed...
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