The United States Secret Service recently launched Operation “Quick Glance” to inform U.S. retailers and consumers how to identify easy-to-detect counterfeit currency. Operation “Quick Glance” focuses on “Motion Picture,” foreign writing, and “replica” notes. The following recommendations were listed in the official press release:
- Take a quick glance at currency when you receive it from any retail establishment or individual
- Look for foreign writing on the front and back of the note
- Look for the words “For Motion Picture Use Only” or the word “Replica” on the note
- Contact your local Secret Service Field Office if you have information about counterfeit currency
To determine the authenticity of a banknote, use the note’s security features. An in-depth description of the security and design features in the latest $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 notes can be found on this website. Information about the features of older-design notes can be found under the “Denominations” drop down menu.