Habanos Authenticity Check

A new Habanos Warranty Seal has been gradually introduced in all the packaging where two new elements are to be added. On the right hand, a hologram as a security item will be added and on the left hand, next to the Cote d´ Arms, a bar code will personalise every package.

This label will always be placed from the upper left side of the box or display, leaving 3 to 6 mm from the edge and to be bending up to the front right over the center of the Cote d´Arms whenever possible.


This Seal has been developed through a base of synthetic paper with special characteristics such as an auto-destructive feature before any attempts of removal and with several maximum security techniques added.

  • Non-transferred label. Any attempt to remove it, will cause invalidation of the seal by self destruction.
  • Highly adherence of the paper (plastic) Auto-destructive, Self-destructive.
  • Scan and Photocopy Protected System.
  • The holographic band will show a bicolor text in 2nd and 3rd dimension.
  • Elements with optical variations attached.
  • Also it will enclose a micro dot only visible through laser scanner.

On the other hand, a unique bar code will be applied on every single box thus customising every packaging. This information will be saved in a data base allowing the identification of this product everywhere, whom this product was addressed to as well as the Invoice number, amongst other details. By using the link below you will be able to check if the product that you want to verify is a legitimate Habanos Cigar. All you need to do is use the “Authenticity Check” button that appears bellow, which will take you to a form so that you can place the code of the product that you want to verify.


If you are in the UK, you have the added benefit of Hunters & Frankau, Habanos S.A’s official UK Havana importers special security stamp bearing the symbol of a lion on top of the letters EMS, which stand for English Market Selection.