The Billcon N-133 compact bill counter is equipped with ultra violet sensors that easily detect notes created by color copiers. The Billcon N-133 compact bill counter also has magnetic sensors that search for counterfeit components in each bill counted. The bill length detection system measures the banknote to the exact dimensions of a "true" bill. An instant audible tone works as an alarm to notify the user of fake notes. A flashing light appears on the electronic display to identify more than 10 types of possible detection problems. The Billcon N-133 compact bill counter features include variable speed settings of 50 to 1,000 banknotes per min and the controls may be programmed to automatically recount a preset batch number of notes (repeat mode), to automatically stop counting when reaching a preset batch number (batch mode), to automatically count the batch of notes and record the running total (add mode--accumulate function) and a default counting function (count mode).