How flashing a UV light from a Covid RAT kit on Australian cash can reveal a secret marking impossible to see with the naked eye
- An Australian has shared an odd use for the small Covid RAT ultraviolet torch
- In a TikTok video the user showed how the light affects Australian notes
- The light made the year of the notes’ creation appear as well as bright artwork
An Aussie TikToker has shared a strange money hack using the UV light from a rapid antigen Covid testing kit.
The user showed in a series of videos that shinning the light on Australian cash can reveal when the money was printed.
Normally, the date stamp is impossible to see with the naked eye.
An Aussie TikToker has shared a strange money hack using the UV light from a rapid antigen Covid testing kit
‘If you have a UV light, you can check when year your money was made,’ he wrote.
In a second video the user shows where the year maker is located on transparent art strip on $5, $10, $20, and $50 notes.
Commenters were amazed and shared more helpful ways to use the small UV light.
‘I literally just tried this and I thought this wouldn’t work,’ one person said.
When put under an ultraviolet light, Australian notes show the year they were created
‘I used my light to find mould in my apartment,’ another wrote.
‘You can also check your carpet for any stains you can’t normally see! It’s a win-win with that UV torch!,’ a third commented.
Another user revealed that ‘this is how businesses tell if your notes are real or fake.
‘You’d be surprised how many people carry fake ones without knowing (change from 100 etc),’ the person said.
The UV light also made emblems and artwork on the notes stand out in different colours