These are the current banknote designs for British Pound Sterling. The designs are quite similar through-out, mainly using an image of the queen with an intricate pattern in the background. This is key for bank notes, as it makes it a lot more difficult to replicate them. It is also noted that it is possible to see through the note, and when held up to the light, an image will show from the other side. This is another way to tell that a bank note is real/fake. Finally, There is silver vinyl down the side of the bank note, which is impossible to rip. This also helps people discover if a banknote is real or fake.