High-tech 100-baht notes Thursday

High-tech 100-baht notes Thursday

New high-tech 100-baht banknotes will be released Thursday with features to stem counterfeiting and increase accessibility.

The notes, still in pink, were announced Tuesday with a design to honour the 18th century's HM King Taksin the Great.

The bills feature designs that allow the blind to easily identify the value of the note. Letters and numerals will feel different to the touch, allowing the visually impaired to determine the amount of the currency.

The banknotes also include anti-forgery measures, such as a translucent watermark of the Thai numeral 100, a fabricated-copper pattern visible when tilted in the light, and an alternating incandescent-green pattern interlaced with the numeral 100 and more.

The new bills when viewed under black light also display hidden patterns, with orange and yellow fibres that glow red and blue.

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