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Notes Under A UV Light.

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 Posted 01/27/2019  09:53 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KeithM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In the Women on Banknotes topic, American Abroad said "I really like the Armenian note."
I thought that somebody might like to see the UV photo of the note.



I check all of my banknotes under a UV light, some of the designs are quite pretty.
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 Posted 01/27/2019  8:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add OttawaVoyageur to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice! Thanks for sharing.

Can you show us another one amongst your favorites?


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 Posted 01/28/2019  05:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KeithM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are many beautiful designs, but it's difficult to photograph them without specialised equipment and you have to know what you are doing - which I don't.

Here are some that have come out quite well using my phone.

MoldovaP8




South Korea P54




And,

Cayman Islands P38




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 Posted 01/28/2019  07:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool. Thanks for sharing these!
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 Posted 01/28/2019  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dave M to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice images! I've always enjoyed the surprise from what you might see in UV light on banknotes. Here's one of my favorites, from Surinam (images without and with UV)



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 Posted 01/28/2019  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dave L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I started to photograph and catalog all my notes under UV light. But I decided that it was something I'd wait to finish when I'm retired. I still check each one and annotate if it has UV Properties, but it is more work than a simple scan. I do remember one guy from a board who replaced the scanner bulb with a UV one. It seemed to work quite well. I might do that later on.
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 Posted 01/28/2019  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dave M to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just got a film scanner (shines light from the lid downwards) to scan watermarks. Now I need yet another scanner for UV? :)
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 Posted 01/29/2019  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, KeithM and thanks for sharing your photos!

I recently picked up an inexpensive UV flashlight for checking out notes with UV sensitivities. I've not tried to photo them yet - yours look great! So does your Suriname note, Dave M.
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 Posted 01/29/2019  11:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add OttawaVoyageur to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. Thank you Keith.
Love the Cayman Islands note under UV.
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 Posted 02/15/2019  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ScotsGreyhound to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great photos Keith, really like how the Moldova note looks under UV
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 Posted 02/20/2019  11:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ScotsGreyhound to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Decided to give this a go, I only have a small keyring type UV torch though, so success varied



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 Posted 02/20/2019  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, those turned out pretty well, ScotsGreyhound!
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 Posted 03/29/2019  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ScotsGreyhound to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@CelticKnot, gave this another go, the famous cayman crab appears on Q.E. II & the Uruguayan fellow becomes a saint


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 Posted 03/29/2019  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ScotsGreyhound to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@walk2dwater, it can be hit & miss holding a small uv flaslight in one hand and a camera phone in the other . There are some lovely security features & designs on some banknotes though, so even if they don't always photograph well it is interesting to see a note under uv light.
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 Posted 03/29/2019  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dave L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice notes. The hidden images are sometimes pretty cool, but I like the even the more mundane ones. I've found that if you increase some white light in the mix - like a lamp on a few feet away, it can help with the overall image. Gotta play with it to get just the right exposure.

I hope to do a lot more of these, but it takes some time for me to do so. Maybe a nice retirement project for me in a few years. Here's a few of the better ones I was able to get with increasing with white light with the black light.

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