Goznak, the state entity responsible for producing Russia’s coins and
paper money, announced a phone app that will allow Russians to check
the new 200- and 2,000-ruble notes for authenticity.
The application, Banknotes 2017, works using the video camera of the
mobile device. If the program determines that the note is good, the
screen should show a green message translating to “Authenticity signs
detected.” It only detects specific security features, not all of them.
The application also contains general information about bank notes,
their design, and technical characteristics. It was available for
download starting Jan. 18 through the AppStore and GooglePlay.
The announcement of the app was published by RIA Novosti, the
state-operated domestic information agency.
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