20,000 Rials Banknote
Size: 163 X 78 mm
The design on the front side: The portrait of Imam Khomeini
The design on the reverse side:
First Series: Imam Square in Esfahan
Second Series: The picture of Al-Aqsa Mosque (Masjid Al-Aqsa)
Third Series: The Windcatchers in Abarkooh
Watermark: The portrait of Imam Khomeini in the left part of the banknote is embedded in the paste of paper. When the Banknote is held up to the light, the image can be seen from both sides.
Security Thread: The note has a metallic security thread with 1.5 mm width, showing the logo of The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This thread is "windowed" and appears as a series of silver dashes on the front of the note.
Paper: 100% cotton
Invisible Fluorescent Fibers: Fluorescent colored fibers in green, blue, red and yellow embedded in the paste of paper become visible under ultra violet light on the obverse and reverse sides.
Printing Technic: Dry Offset
Serial Number: Letterpress printing of serial number with single color fluorescent ink, changes under ultra violet light to golden color.
Microprint: The name of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran "Bank Markazi Jomhouri Islami Iran" in Farsi script is in negative and positive microprint and appears in the right, left and bottom borders of the front side.
See-Through: On the lower-left side there is a "See-Through Image" of the denomination (20000) which is completed when the banknote is held up to the light.
Intaglio Printing: This feature can be easily detected by touch in some parts of the Banknote.
Intaglio Sign for the blind: On the lower-left of the front side there are three intaglio dots for the visually handicapped.
Latent Image: When the banknote is tilted horizontally at eye level and held under a light source, the numeral "20000" appears in the dark blue floral design near the portrait of the front side.