What to do with a fake 1000 ruble banknote

1000 rubles fake Money

Among banknotes with a face value of 1000 rubles, fakes are most common (33%). In order not to become a victim of fraudsters, you need to know about the elements of authenticity protection, of which there are more than 20. Such technologies are not yet available to counterfeiters.

There are several ways to check the authenticity of a banknote.

Appearance and characteristics of a denomination of 1000 rubles

The banknote has a size of 157x69 mm and is printed on high quality white multilayer cotton paper.

On the banknote there are images indicated in the table:

Side Figure content
Facial Monument to Prince Yaroslav the Wise - on the right. The tint of the image is lighter than other areas of the bank note.
The Kremlin of Yaroslavl and the chapel on its background
negotiable Temple of John the Baptist with a bell tower in the same city

The original is distinguished by its clarity and detailed study of the prince's eyes, beard, mustache and collar. On fakes, these elements are most often blurred.

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The first version of the banknote entered circulation in 1997.

Front and back side of the banknote of 1000 rubles

2004 modification

In 2004, the banknote was improved by applying modern security technologies at that time. A distinctive feature is the predominance of blue and green colors.

Treasury notes issued in 2004 are most often counterfeited.

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On August 10, 2010, banknotes in a new design were put into circulation with the following differences:

  • a slightly different color scheme with the addition of gray;
  • magnetic elements;
  • figured windows for the exit of the metal strip to the surface.

These banknotes are less often counterfeited.

The main signs of authenticity

There are many difficult-to-reproduce details on a currency ticket, and it is difficult to remember them all.

For citizens who are not employees of the financial sector, the Central Bank of Russia recommends checking the following 3:

  • water marks;
  • microperforation;
  • metal strip.

These and other components should be considered in detail.

Color changing paint

On the 2004 modification, the coat of arms of Yaroslavl is printed using a special paint. It has a golden green or crimson color - depending on the angle of view.

On the 2010 model, the coat of arms is painted in plain green. Instead of a color shifting effect, a bright stripe is applied.

It moves up or down at different viewing angles. OVMI (magnetic, optically variable) paint was used to create this visual illusion.

Water marks

The filigree is located on the fields free from the pattern:

  • narrow (next to the image of the monument) - the number "1000";
  • wide - a portrait of Prince Yaroslav the Wise.

Small details are drawn with great precision. The volume effect has been implemented.

Halftone images: some fragments are lighter than the main paper, others are darker. In the portrait of the prince, there are smooth transitions between them.

Clear watermarks on the original.

Hidden rainbow stripes

There is a zone on the main side, which, when viewed at 90°, looks monochromatic (the banknote should be held at a distance of 30-50 cm from the eyes). When you change the viewing angle, multi-colored lines appear on it.

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Kipp effect

This is a technology for creating a latent image using a metallographic method. When the banknote is rotated 90° in reflected light, the letters “PP” appear on the ornamental ribbon. They appear light on a dark background and vice versa, depending on which side to consider.

Kipp effect
Kipp effect on the original.


On the banknotes of 2010, even rows of thin through holes of a strictly round shape are punched, forming the number "1000".

On the original, they are not tactilely felt, roughness is unacceptable.

The presence of microperforation is checked by viewing the banknote in the light. Bright dots are visible even against the background of a low-power source.

Security thread

A metalized plastic strip 5 mm wide is embedded in the body of the banknote.

The segments located between the layers of paper alternate with those extending to the surface, so that an even dotted line of 5 shiny rectangles is visible on the reverse side of the banknote.

Each of them is marked with a numerical value of the face value and a rhombus.

Security thread
On the original, the security thread is arranged in equal lengths.


On the reverse side there are microscopic signs that can be seen with a magnifying glass:

  • above - light (positive) duplicated numbers "1000", separated by a dot;
  • below - stripes with the repeated text "TsBR1000", moving from dark (negative) to light from left to right.

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On the image of the building next to the chapel, the microtext "Yaroslavl" and "1000" is repeated.

On the original, there is a repeated microtext "TsBR1000".

Protective fibers

Colored fibers of 4 types are randomly introduced into the surface layer of the paper:

  • light green;
  • red;
  • grey;
  • with alternating red and blue areas (without a magnifying glass they are perceived as purple).

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Verification methods

To detect some elements, you need to look at the banknote in a special way. There are also signs of authenticity for the blind.

Do you think the banknote of 1000 rubles is sufficiently protected from counterfeiting?

into the light

By placing a bill in front of a light source, you can see:

Clear filigree, made in semitones with a three-dimensional effect.

Straight parallel lines formed by bright microperforation dots forming the number "1000" (performed 2010)

Microperforation on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Microperforation on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Security thread in the form of a dark strip with clear outlines (counterfeiters paste separate fragments of foil).

The location of the security thread on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Security thread on a banknote of 1000 rubles

The bill has a halftone combined watermark. It is represented by Yaroslav the Wise with an adjoining filigree number 1000. The watermark has a three-dimensional effect.

Watermark on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Watermark on the banknote of 1000 rubles

into the light
Several differences come to light.

With a magnifying glass

The banknote of the 2010 modification has a colorless embossing. The strokes are located along the left edge of the front side of the bill.

Embossing on a banknote of 1000 rubles

A similar colorless embossing is also present at the end of the text "TICKET OF THE BANK OF RUSSIA".

Embossing on a banknote of 1000 rubles

There is microtext on the border of the decorative ribbon. It is represented by the repeating number 1000 separated by a dot.

Microtext on a banknote of 1000 rubles

Upper microtext

Upper microtext on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Bottom microtext

The lower microtext on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Under the magnifying glass you can see:

Microperforation holes. They have a strictly round shape. Forgers make them with a needle, as a result of which they turn out to be uneven.

Microtext signs. On the original - even and clear. On fakes - blurry.

Image of the building behind the chapel. It consists of small separate fragments with microtext "Yaroslavl" and "1000" between them.

The location of small graphic elements on a banknote of 1000 rubles

Small graphic elements on the banknote of 1000 rubles

On the modification of 2010 on the left edge - colorless embossing. The same element is at the end of the inscription "Ticket of the Bank of Russia".

On the violet fibers embedded in the surface layer of the paper, there are areas of red and blue colors.

In areas free from graphic images, there is a geometric micro-pattern with contours formed by several thin lines. Without a magnifying glass, the area is perceived as homogeneous.

Thin lines on a banknote of 1000 rubles

A micro-pattern invisible to the naked eye on the coupon fields, when trying to photocopy a ticket, is reproduced with distortions or moiré - a light or dark pattern.

The banknote has negative and positive microtext.

Positive microtext on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Positive microtext on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Location of microtext with a transition from negative to positive text

Location of the microtext transition on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Transition of microtext on a banknote of 1000 rubles

The original microperforation holes are even, and with a magnifying glass one can see a geometric micro-pattern with contours.

Viewing a banknote from an angle

At an angle, it is recommended to inspect the security thread where it comes out on the surface of the paper in the stained glass window. When you change the viewing angle, you can see either an iridescent sheen there, or repeating numbers 1000 with a diamond.

Security thread on a banknote of 1000 rubles

Security thread on a banknote of 1000 rubles

By changing the viewing angle, the observer will notice the following:

Against a monophonic background, iridescent stripes appear on the front part and their continuation in the form of a wavy moiré of blue and yellow lines.

Moiré stripes on the banknote of 1000 rubles

Moiré stripes on the banknote of 1000 rubles

On the modification of the 2004 issue, the coat of arms of Yaroslavl turns from crimson to greenish. On the 2010 version, a shiny horizontal stripe moves across the coat of arms. For this, a special optically variable magnetic paint was used.

Special protective paint on the banknote of 1000 rubles

The letters “PP” appear on the ornamental ribbon, sometimes light on a dark background, sometimes vice versa (kipp effect).

KIPP effect on the banknote of 1000 rubles

KIPP effect on the banknote of 1000 rubles

On the security thread, the multi-colored reflection is replaced by the symbols "1000" with diamonds.

at an angle
When viewing the banknote at an angle, pay attention to the indicated points.

To the touch

The following elements are made protruding above the plane of the banknote:

  • a special label that allows you to recognize the denomination of the bill;
  • emblem of the Bank of Russia;
  • line "Bank of Russia Ticket";
  • thin strokes.

They allow people with weak or absent vision to tactilely check the banknote for authenticity.

The area with microperforation, on the contrary, is not palpable.

To the touch
Several points of difference when feeling the banknote.

Money in the UV and IR range

Many protective elements, incl. hidden, glow under ultraviolet lamp.

For example:

  • yellow and blue wavy moiré lines, invisible in plain light with a perpendicular direction of view;
  • red and light green fibers (the latter emit a yellow-green glow);
  • red areas on 2 colored fibers that appear purple when viewed without special equipment;
  • ornamental ribbon.

The 2004 UV version turns blue, the 2010 version turns purple.

Banknote 1000 rubles in ultraviolet

Banknote 1000 rubles in ultraviolet

Under the infrared detector of the authenticity of currencies, the banknote is visible as a uniform light sheet with rare image fragments. The fake has a dirty background.

A banknote in ultraviolet with an ornamental ribbon.

The 2010 modification has a slightly changed appearance in the light of an ultraviolet or infrared lamp.

Banknote of 1000 rubles under an infrared lamp

Banknote of 1000 rubles under an infrared lamp

Three modifications of the banknote 1000 rubles, since 1997

Type of banknote Putting into circulation Changes
1000 ruble banknote sample 1997 put into circulation on January 1, 2001.
1000 ruble banknote of 1997 sample (2004 modifications) put into circulation on August 16, 2004 – a metallized diving security thread of dark color is embedded in the paper;

- the emblem of the city of Yaroslavl became clear and changed color to crimson (tilted - golden green);

– a digital designation of the face value (1000) appeared, made of micro-holes

1000 ruble banknote of 1997 sample (modifications of 2010) put into circulation on August 10, 2010 - the monument to Yaroslav the Wise changed color to marsh and began to look more embossed;

- the security thread also changed color, became wider, partially comes to the surface on the front side of the bill, and noticeably shifted closer to the edge of the bill;

- on the front side, in the lower right corner, next to the denomination of the banknote, the inscription appeared: “Modification of 2010”;

– the wide security thread has become lighter and on the front side of the banknote has an exit to the surface in a figured window (“stained glass window”);

- only one watermark remained, located on a wide coupon field, it is a combination of the head of the monument to Yaroslav the Wise and the digital designation of the face value (number 1000);

- the coat of arms of the city of Yaroslavl became green with the effect of moving a bright shiny stripe;

– on the front side of the banknote, thin relief strokes appeared on the edges of the coupon fields;

– the height of the digits of the left serial number gradually increases in size from left to right.

Actions if a fake fell into your hands

The most serious crime is not only the manufacture of counterfeit money, but also their distribution. It is punishable by imprisonment for up to 15 years.

Therefore, if you find a fake in your wallet, you do not need to try to sell it - this can be qualified as distribution. Take the banknote to the bank or the police, where it will be disposed of.

By what signs do you determine the authenticity of 1000 rubles?
Mainly by watermark
By relief elements
by color holograms
According to the crunch of the banknote and the quality of the paper
At home through an ultraviolet lamp
At home, with a magnifying glass
I do not check, I rely on intuition
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Andrey Kozhevnikov

Blog author. 7 years of experience as a Merchandiser. Specialist in the definition of quality products. Distinguished more than 5,000 fake goods. My motto: there is no limit to perfection!

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  1. Oleg

    There are always effective methods for the average person to be able to determine in a couple of minutes whether it is fake or not. I'm not talking about special gadgets, like ultraviolet and special. machines to determine a more detailed and accurate analysis of banknotes. God forbid to fall for such a bill, because they can plant.

  2. Peter

    Yes, anything can happen, I didn’t even know this, the article is very interesting and I really liked it. Thanks for the advice, now I know what to do and where to turn in this case. Looking forward to more articles like this

  3. Alexey

    The article should be called “how to identify counterfeit banknotes” or “how not to become a victim of counterfeiters”. And what to do with a fake banknote is so clear: if you hit it, you already hit it, nothing can be done about it. It is better to hand over to the bank or the police, the further you try to sell and it is possible to hit even harder !!!

  4. Andrey

    Every citizen of the Russian Federation should know what is written in your article. And it's not just about money. Well, if you stay with a fake on your hands and in a bad mood. If you do not know that the banknote is fake, you will pay it off or try to pay it off, with a high degree of probability you will then have to have a not very pleasant conversation with the authorized bodies. And I don't think anyone wants that. Therefore, we shake our heads and take them into service. Be vigilant, friends!

  5. natalia1955

    You will be very lucky if you can prove the origin of the banknote, and what can serve as such proof?

  6. Peter

    I check the banknotes at an angle, the coat of arms plus the kipp effect (letters PP at an acute angle) is pouring. 4-5 seconds is enough even in dimly lit places

  7. Георгий Усков

    Однажды проглядел и получил фальшивку на сдачу на рынке. Огорчился, но оставил на память.