US Currency – $20 Bills Issued 1998 – 2003

2001

$20 Bill 2001 front
$20 Bill 2001 front

1996

$20 1996 Front
$20 Bill 1996 Front

1998 – 2003 Color-Shifting Ink Example:

Look at the numeral 20 in the lower right corner on the front of the note. When you tilt the note up and down, the color-shifting ink changes from green to black.  

This is different than the newer $20 Bills which this “20” will change from Gold to Green.

$20 Bill 1996 Front Color Shift Green
$20 Bill 1996 Front Color Shift Green
$20 Bill 1996 Front Color Shift Black
$20 Bill 1996 Front Color Shift Black

 

US Currency – $20 Bills Issued 2003 – Present

2003 – Present $20 Bill Images

2013

$20 Bill 2013 front
$20 Bill 2013 front

2006

$20 Bill 2006 front
$20 Bill 2006 front

2004a

$20 Bill 2004a front
$20 Bill 2004a front

2003 – Present $20 Bills Have 3 Key Security Features 

Security Thread

When seen under blacklight (UV-A), the thread glows green

To see the Security Thread: Hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the left of the portrait.

The thread is imprinted with the letters USA TWENTY and a small flag in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note.

$20 Bill See Through Stripe
$20 Bill See Through Stripe

Shown Below is the 2009 $20 Bill under 3 different bands of UV Lighting.  In each band, you can see the USA20 and the flag in the Security Stripe, but one is a whole lot easier to tell than the others. That photo is the one that is $20 Bill Under UV Light 380-385nm Wavelength. That is also the wavelength that shows the stripe as being green, the best.

$20 Bill Under UV Light 365-370nm Wavelength
$20 Bill Under UV Light 365-370nm Wavelength (PeeDar) 
$20 Bill Under UV Light 380-385nm Wavelength
$20 Bill Under UV Light 380-385nm Wavelength (PeeDar 2)
$20 Bill Under UV Light 395-400nm Wavelength
$20 Bill Under UV Light 395-400nm Wavelength

Portrait Watermark

$20 Bill Watermark - Portrait
$20 Bill Watermark – Portrait

Hold the $20 bill to the light and look for the watermark, or faint image, similar to the large portrait of Jackson. The watermark is to the right of the portrait,  in a  blank part of the paper itself. The watermarked portrait of Andrew Jackson can be seen from both sides of the bill.

Color-Shifting Ink “20” in Lower Right

Look at the numeral 20 in the lower right corner on the front of the note. When you tilt the note up and down, the color-shifting ink changes from copper to green. The color shift is more dramatic in the redesigned notes, making it even easier for people to check their money.

$20 Bill 2009 Front Color Shift Green
$20 Bill 2009 Front Color Shift Green
$20 Bill 2009 Front Color Shift Gold
$20 Bill 2009 Front Color Shift Gold

More Design and Security Features

Federal Reserve System Seal

$20 Bill - 2013 front-Federal Reserve System Seal
$20 Bill – 2013 front-Federal Reserve System Seal

A black seal to the left of the portrait represents the entire Federal Reserve System.

 

 

 

$20 Bill 2013 - front Distributing Federal Reserve Bank Code
$20 Bill 2013 – front Distributing Federal Reserve Bank Code

A letter and number beneath the left serial number identifies the distributing Federal Reserve Bank. In the scenario of the image posted, D4 is Cleveland, OH. See the table on 20_2003-Present_Indicators.pdf for determining the distributing Federal Reserve Bank

Microprinting

  • “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 20 USA” in the border below Treasurer’s signature
  • “USA20” borders beginning part of text ribbon “USA TWENTY”, right of the portrait
  • “USA20” in lower left numeral
  • “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” in the lower oval framing of portrait

Raised Printing

Move your finger along the $20 bill’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes

Paper

Federal Reserve $20 bill’s paper is one-fourth linen and three-fourths cotton and contains red and blue security fibers.

Color

The $20 bill includes background colors of green and peach. The words TWENTY USA have been printed in blue in the background to the right of the portrait.

Portrait and Vignette

The $20 bill features a portrait of President Jackson on the front of the note and a vignette of the White House on the back of the note.

Symbols of Freedom

The large blue eagle in the background to the left of President Jackson’s portrait is representative of those drawn and sculpted during his time period. The smaller metallic green eagle to the lower right of the portrait is a more contemporary engraving.

Green 20

A large green numeral 20 in the lower right corner on the back of the note helps those with visual impairments distinguish the denomination.

Treasury Seal

A green seal to the right of the portrait represents the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Serial Numbers

A unique combination of eleven numbers and letters appears twice on the front of the note. For information about the serial numbers and other indicators on the  $20 bill, see the table on 20_2003-Present_Indicators.pdf

Series Year

The design includes series years 2004, 2004A, 2006, 2009, and 2013. See the tables on 20_2003-Present_Indicators.pdf

 

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