Forgery Detection and Value Identification of Euro Banknotes

Arcangelo Bruna, Giovanni Farinella, Giuseppe Guarnera, Sebastiano Battiato
2013 Sensors  
This paper describes both hardware and software components to detect counterfeits of Euro banknotes. The proposed system is also able to recognize the banknote values. Differently than other state-of-the-art methods, the proposed approach makes use of banknote images acquired with a near infrared camera to perform recognition and authentication. This allows one to build a system that can effectively deal with real forgeries, which are usually not detectable with visible light. The hardware does
more » ... not use any mechanical parts, so the overall system is low-cost. The proposed solution is reliable for ambient light and banknote positioning. Users should simply lean the banknote to be analyzed on a flat glass, and the system detects forgery, as well as recognizes the banknote value. The effectiveness of the proposed solution has been properly tested on a dataset composed by genuine and fake Euro banknotes provided by Italy's central bank.
doi:10.3390/s130202515 pmid:23429514 pmcid:PMC3649387 fatcat:fyovtx3mifflfiyiw52k5ydhem