The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Commemorative Banknote(2,000-won note)
|Issue date||17th Nov. 2017|
|Two speed skaters (male, female), One ski jumper, one biathlete, one curler, one ice hockey player, one bobsledder and one luger, Mountainous region in Gangwon Province, Emblem* of Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, Part of Olympic Winter Games Peongchang 2018 basic look* ‘Tiger and Pine Tree’ by Kim Hong-do, Part of Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 basic ‘look’*|
|Windowed Security Thread, Hologram, Watermark and Special Press and Soldering(SPAS), Intaglio Printing, Intaglio Latent Image, Tactile mark for the Vision-Impaired, Novel Numbering, Color-Shifting Ink, Micro Lettering, etc.|
(reference) Security features of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Commemorative Banknote
1. Windowed Security Thread
‘ㅍ’ and ‘ㅊ’, the consonants of the Korean alphabet symbolizing Pyeongchang, are arranged in an alternating pattern.
* The width of their windowed security thread is wider than that on the 50,000 banknote (4 → 5㎜).
The consonants and vowels of the Korean alphabet forming “Ha-na-doen-yul-jung”, the Korean word for the slogan “Passion, Connected”, are embodied as snowflakes.
3. Watermark and Special Press and Soldering(SPAS)
The watermark image is the ‘PyeongChang Olympic Stadium’, and Special Press and Soldering (SPAS) is applied to the part of the watermark image.
4. Intaglio Printing
The banknote adopts intaglio printing, which creates a granular texture that can be felt when touching the speed skaters, letters, numbers, etc*.
* Intaglio printing is also adopted on the tiger and the letters and numbers on the reverse.
5. Intaglio Latent Image
Depending on the viewing angle, the Korean consonants ‘ㅍ’ and ‘ㅊ’, the acronyms for PyeongChang in Korean, are alternately visible when the note is tilted.
6. Tactile mark for the Vision-Impaired
To help the visually challenged to distinguish between different banknote denominations, the three stripe pattern () is embedded twice on the middle of the left and right parts of the note's obverse.
7. Novel Numbering
The sizes of the numbers and letters in the serial number increase gradually from left to right.
8. Color-Shifting Ink
Because of special ink, the color of the face value number (‘2000’) on the right side of the note's reverse changes from ‘gold’ to ‘green’ depending on the viewing angle.
9. Micro Lettering
Olympics-related micro lettering such as ‘PyeongChang2018’ which can only be discerned with a magnifying glass are employed on the areas of the obverse and reverse of the banknote.