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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 12, March 19, 2006, Article 27

FOOLING THE ANTI-COUNTERFEITING PENS

Craig Eberhart writes: "I couldn't resist writing this week.
I am sure that many of E-Sylum readers are aware of the capability
of the "anti-counterfeiting pen" to detect starch.  Any paper
containing starch, which apparently is used to size cheaper paper,
should be detected by the color change.  Therefore counterfeit
currency made with high quality starch-free paper will pass as
genuine and genuine currency sprayed with Niagara spray starch
(or your other favorite currency processing starch) will appear
to be counterfeit.  There are even some people that claim to
spray good notes with Niagara for their vicarious "pleasure"!"

[There are always jokers, like the folks who pull out uncut
sheets and cut them in front of their waiters...  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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