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Question About $20 Bill Security Strip

 
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 Posted 11/18/2019  11:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Moosieweed88 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does the security strip in a 20 dollar bill always go into the bill facing the same direction? I have one that's readable from one angle and two readable from another angle
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 Posted 11/19/2019  6:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Moosieweed88 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 11/19/2019  7:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The bills in my wallet are all the same. Looking at the portrait side and rotated 90 degrees clockwise, I see "USA TWENTY" right side up, then the same text upside down, then repeating. I would be worried if I saw the same thing with a bill rotated 90 degrees the other way.

This is described on the BEP site at https://www.uscurrency.gov/denominations/20. Click the "A" on the left side of the bill to read about the security thread: "Hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the left of the portrait. The thread is imprinted with the text USA TWENTY and a small flag in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note. The thread glows green when illuminated by ultraviolet light."
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 Posted 11/20/2019  05:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just examined 40 $20 notes and the security thread placement and orientation was identical in all of the examples.
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