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How to Identify Travelers Cheques

American Express Travelers Cheques appear in a number of designs, currencies, and denominations. Some of the most commonly encountered designs are shown below.

To help protect both merchants and customers, American Express Travelers Cheques are designed with a number of security features. These features, such as the Centurion’s portrait and the holographic foil, help make the Travelers Cheque readily recognizable while others, such as the watermark and security thread, help prevent fraudulent use.

If you have questions or are suspicious about a Travelers Cheque presented, or about the signatures, do not hesitate to call our Travelers Cheque Authorization Center. Click here to find the telephone for your location.

US Dollar Travelers Cheques
Purchasers of Travelers Cheques immediately sign the Travelers Cheque in the upper left corner. On cashing the Travelers Cheque, the purchaser signs in the lower left corner of the Cheque while the person accepting the Travelers Cheque follows the "Watch & Compare" procedure.
Available Denominations
$20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000

Color
Front: Dark blue/purple; background is light turquoise, blue.
Back: Purple; blue toward the center


US Dollars Cheques for Two
Either of two users may purchase American Express Cheques for Two, and both users sign in the upper left corner. On cashing the Travelers Cheque, either user signs in the lower left corner of the Cheque while the person accepting the Travelers Cheque follows the "Watch & Compare" procedure.
Available Denominations
$20, $50, $100

Color
Front: Dark blue/purple; background is light turquoise, blue.
Back: Purple; blue toward the center.


US Dollares Gift Cheques
Gift Cheques are accepted just like regular Travelers Cheques.
Available Denominations
$10, $20, $50, $100

Color
Front: Black and gold; background has red highlights with rose toward the center.
Back: Gold and black.


Euro Travelers Cheques
Euro Travelers Cheques are accepted just like regular Travelers Cheques
Available Denominations
€50, €100, €200

Color
Front: Purple, blue and green.
Back: Purple; blue toward the center.

As long as the signatures are a reasonable match, your payment is guaranteed by American Express. There is no need for any other identification. If you have questions or if you are suspicious about a Travelers Cheque presented, or about the signatures, do not hesitate to call our Travelers Cheque Authorization Center. Click here to find the telephone for your location.

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