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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 21, May 21, 2006, Article 19

SOUTH KOREA UNVEILS NEW BANKNOTE

According to an article in the Korea Times "The central bank
Thursday unveiled the final design of a new 10,000-won banknote
with some 20 features designed to prevent forgery. The bank plans
to issue the new 10,000-won notes early next year, along with new
1,000-won notes."

"Like the new 5,000-won and 1,000-won notes, the new 10,000-won
notes will come in a smaller size than the current ones. The new
10,000-won bill is 0.8 centimeter smaller in width and 1.3
centimeter smaller in length. The bill is 0.6 centimeters wider
than the new 5,000-won note, but exactly the same in length."

"Among new anti-forgery features introduced on the new notes is
a hologram that is seen in different colors and shapes depending
on the angle it is seen from. The bank also used special inks,
which make letters and pictures on the notes appear in different
colors from different angles."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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