What does a fake 100 bill look like with marker?

When you make a mark on genuine money with the pen, the mark will remain pale yellow. Simply put, when you mark on real money, there is no chemical reaction, and the mark stays yellow. When you mark on a counterfeit bill, a chemical reaction occurs, and the mark turns dark.

Can counterfeit money pass the marker test?

Basically, the only counterfeit bills which a counterfeit detector pen will detect are those printed on regular wood-based printer paper. And it does not even detect those 100 percent of the time, since there are easy chemical solutions to get around the pen detection test.

What markers are counterfeit money?

The MOOLAH® SMART MONEY™ Counterfeit Detector Pen with Dri Mark® technology allows you to authenticate US banknote paper in less than a second. Simply make a small mark on any US currency – A clear or amber line, which will fade shortly after application, indicates authentic US currency paper.

How do you authenticate a 100 dollar bill?

Hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the left of the portrait. The thread is imprinted with the letters USA and the numeral 100 in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note. The thread glows pink when illuminated by ultraviolet light.

What color do fake 100 bills turn?

What color does a counterfeit pen turn? A counterfeit pen reacts to the starch found in most types of paper. Genuine U.S. currency is printed on paper that does not have starch. Therefore, if the bill is genuine, the ink will turn yellow and if it’s fake, the ink will turn black or dark blue.

Do all 100s have blue strips?

100 dollar bills since 100 dollar bills always have a blue vertical line on the right hand side. Currency pens are commonly used to check the validity of hundred dollar bills. A security strip on a real hundred dollar bill.

What color does fake money burn?

Ultraviolet Glow: If the bill is held up to an ultraviolet light, the $5 bill glows blue; the $10 bill glows orange; the $20 bill glows green; the $50 bill glows yellow; and the $100 bill glows red — if they are authentic.

What color does a 100 bill turn if fake?

The pen reacts to starch contained in most paper sold around the world. Real U.S. currency paper does not contain starch. So if the bill is real, the ink turns yellow. But if it’s fake, it will turn a dark blue or black.