In the face of a message that went viral on social networks regarding fake ¢1,000 bills, the Central Bank reported that the differences presented in the image correspond to different bills.
One of the differences highlighted in the alleged fake bills is the variation of the signatures of the higher authorities of the Central Bank. This is due to the changes being made periodically among the hierarchies of the Institution, which means that firms can change between one series and the other.
The changes in series B compared to series A are the following:
– The relief in the image of Braulio Carrillo is perceived in the hair and in the clothing.
– The brand for blind people located on the upper right side of the front of the bill is more noticeable to touch.
– The red color intensifies at the ends of the obverse and the orange hue of the background is suppressed.
– The date of issue, the signatures of the President and the Central Bank Manager are updated.
– The series of the ticket located in the upper right corner of the front and the letter that precedes the numbers located in the upper corner of the back, change from “A” to “B”.
– The white border of the transparent window is thinner and a transparency is incorporated around the portrait of Braulio Carrillo.
Additionally, fluorescence is intensified at the ends, the top and the shield of the obverse on the ₡ 1,000 B series.
The series A bills may continue to be used as a means of payment in the Costa Rican economy.
The Central Bank denies that, based on the differences indicated in the viral message, it may be concluded that the series B ₡ 1,000 bills are fake.