security thread

noun
a colored thread running through the paper of a piece of paper money, used to deter counterfeiting.
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The security thread indicating the bill's denomination is now located in a different position on each denomination.
The major change to prevent counterfeiting was to move the security thread from the left of the portrait to the right.
The second feature is the security thread which runs vertically on the note and can be seen from both sides.
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