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Hold the note to light and look for a faint image of President Lincoln in the blank space to the right of the portrait. The image is visible from both sides of the note.
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 FIVE and a small flag in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note. The thread glows blue when illuminated by ultraviolet light.
Move your finger along the note’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes their distinctive texture.
Look carefully (magnification may be necessary) to see the small printed words FIVE DOLLARS inside the left and right borders of the note and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA along the lower edge of the portrait’s oval frame.
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