How to Authenticate U.S. Currency

December 28, 2017 Last Updated: December 28, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered how to tell if a bill you’ve been given is real or a fake, here’s a video from the U.S. Currency Education Program that can help you tell. As counterfeiters become more and more skilled at replicating money, the U.S. federal government has to keep changing their security methods to distinguish real money from fraudulent money.